Somaliland: Trial underway

Somaliland: Trial underway

After a two-day postponement, several people detained since January had their first hearing today (19 April) in Hargeisa with various international observers present. They are charged with offences against the state religion (Islam) and inciting others to disobey laws...
Algeria: Court hearing postponed

Algeria: Court hearing postponed

Christians in Algeria ask for continued prayer for Pastor Rachid Seighir, and his bookshop assistant Nouh Hamami, as their appeal hearing has been postponed to 16 May. Pastor Rachid leads the Oran City church (L’Oratoire) and also owns a book and stationery shop,...
Iran: Christian convert released from prison

Iran: Christian convert released from prison

Friends of Christian convert MajidReza Souzanchi, thankful for his recent release from prison, request prayer. MajidReza Souzanchi Kushani was arrested at a house church in November 2017 and imprisoned in Evin Prison. He was charged with promoting house churches, in...
Somaliland: Trial date set for detainees

Somaliland: Trial date set for detainees

A 17 April trial date has been set for several people detained since January. On 21 and 22 January 2021, police in Hargeisa, Somaliland arrested Mohamed, Hamdi, an Ethiopian woman, Aster, and Hamdi A, a Somali woman. Mohamed and Hamdi’s baby was detained with...
Somaliland: Prayer for detainees

Somaliland: Prayer for detainees

On 21 and 22 January 2021, police in Hargeisa, Somaliland arrested Mohamed and Hamdi and their new-born baby, as well as an Ethiopian woman, Aster and Hamdi A, a Somali woman. On 14 and 15 February additional arrests took place in Hargeisa.  On 4 April 2021, the...