Christians in Nepal Released from Prison
Morning Star September 22, 2017
Four Christians in Nepal sentenced to five years in prison on false charges were released today after a high court annulled their convictions.
They had been convicted of witchcraft, violence and holding a woman against her will, though she testified that she was not mistreated or captive and had been healed by the prayer.
The Federation of National Christian Nepal (FNCN) representatives had petitioned for the Christians’ release.
The four Christians were not charged for months after their arrest, according to the FNCN. Area church leaders believe the four Christians were set up and targeted for their faith.
The arrest and conviction of the four Christians came at a time when Nepal’s Hindu majority was increasingly influencing authorities to harass Christians.