Posts Tagged ‘ Sudan ’

The Chairman’s Report for November 24, 2017

Nov 28th, 2017 | By

The Religious Freedom Coalition is moving forward with plans for our Christmas for Refugees program in Iraq. In some cases, the only question that remains is where the children will be. One of the new towns in which we intended to hold a Christmas program was Telskuf. It now appears that the children who would have been there, will be back in camps in Dohuk Province.

Trump and neocons cleanse a mass murderer of his sins Sanctions removed from Omar al-Bashir then imposed on Iran

Nov 17th, 2017 | By
The author, William J. Murray, in Darfur during war waged by the Sudan (2006)

President Omar al-Bashir of the Sudan has been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a war criminal, and there is an international arrest warrant for him. The planning for the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania was done in the Sudan under the watchful eye of this mass murderer, who has long practiced genocide.
This same Omar al-Bashir is now apparently a good guy in the eyes of President Donald Trump and his newly found neocon buddies. They recently removed sanctions that had been imposed on the Sudan, even though the murder of Christians continues in the Nuba Mountains under al-Bashir’s rule.
The arrest warrant by the ICC for crimes of mass murder in Darfur, and the status of Sudan as a “State sponsor of terrorism” were both still recognized and backed by the United States as recently as May of 2017 under the Administration of President Donald Trump.

Obama Administration’s Secret Refugee Deal with Australia

Dec 5th, 2016 | By

Almost 2,500 refugees from terrorism hot spots around the world are making their way to the U.S. after being denied refugee status from Australia. The U.S. State Department has classified information on refugees to be resettled in American via a secret deal made with Australia. This bilateral agreement, and unprecedented move, involves 2,465 people, who

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Muslim Extremists From Sudan Suspected Of Burning Church Building In South Sudan

Jan 27th, 2016 | By

Members of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) in the refugee settlement of Yida awoke the morning of Jan. 16 to find their worship building in flames, area Christian leaders said. Tens of thousands of refugees from Sudan’s South Kordofan state have set up homes in Yida, about seven miles from the Sudanese border.

Another Christian Leader Arrested In Sudan

Dec 31st, 2015 | By

Harassment, arrests and persecution of Christians have intensified since the secession of South Sudan in July 2011. The Sudanese Minister of Guidance and Endowments announced in April 2013 that no new licenses would be granted for building new churches in Sudan, citing a decrease in the South Sudanese population.

Church Building Burned Down In Eastern Sudan

Nov 2nd, 2015 | By

Radical Muslims suspected. By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – On top of recent government demolitions of church buildings, suspected Muslim extremists in Sudan’s eastern city of Al Qadarif this month set fire to one used by a 500-member congregation, sources said. Leaders from the Lutheran Church of Sudan said they suspect

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USCIRF Welcomes Release Of Pastors In Sudan

Aug 7th, 2015 | By

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom welcomes the release from detention of Rev. Yat Michael Ruot and Rev. Peter Yein Reith. Rev. Michael was convicted of inciting hatred and Rev. Reith of breaching public peace and they were released on time served; other, more serious, charges against them were dropped.

Judge In Sudan Rules Two Pastors Can Be Charged With Crimes Punishable By Death

Jul 6th, 2015 | By

A judge in Sudan ruled yesterday that there was enough evidence to charge two South Sudanese pastors with crimes punishable by death. The charges, including espionage and promoting hatred among or against sects, were formed months after authorities arrested the Rev. Yat Michael in December 2014 and the Rev. Peter Yein Reith in January in response to their efforts to encourage a North Khartoum church in the face of a government-aided take-over of the church’s property.

No New Evidence Against Two South Sudanese Pastors In Sudan, Relatives Say

Jun 16th, 2015 | By

Sudan since 2012 has expelled foreign Christians and bulldozed church buildings on the pretext that they belonged to South Sudanese. Besides raiding Christian bookstores and arresting Christians, authorities threatened to kill South Sudanese Christians who do not leave or cooperate with them in their effort to find other Christians (see Morning Star News).

Scant Evidence Produced against Two South Sudanese Pastors in Sudan, Lawyer Says

Jun 2nd, 2015 | By

A court hearing yesterday in Khartoum for two South Sudanese pastors facing the death penalty was extended to today, then adjourned until June 15 to give prosecutors more time to try building a case, a defense attorney said. Prosecutors need more time to search for evidence in the trial of the Rev. Yat Michael and the Rev. Peter Yein Reith, the attorney said.