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Christians in Sudan Arrested during Worship – October 19th 2018

Morning Star News, October 17, 2018

Security officials in Sudan last week arrested 13 Christians during a worship service in the Darfur Region.

Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) gave no reason for arresting the Christians, except to say that they were all converts from Islam.  Authorities are targeting Christian converts from Islam in Darfur.

One source said that “the Christians gathered as one body of Christ from different denominations.”

NISS, widely regarded as an agency staffed by hard-line Islamists, may hold people in detention for up to four and a half months without charges.

Sudan since 2012 has expelled foreign Christians and bulldozed church buildings. 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.

Due to its treatment of Christians and other human rights violations, Sudan has been designated a Country of Particular Concern by the U.S. State Department since 1999.

Sudan ranked fourth on Open Doors’ 2018 World Watch List of countries where Christians face most persecution.