Protest To Demand Release Of Ethiopian Christians In Saudi Arabia
“They (the Christian prisoners) were interrogated. During the interrogation, one of the Saudi officials called them — I quote — ‘animals,’ and he called them ‘nonbelievers.'”
By Charlie Butts
03/22/2012 Saudi Arabia (OneNewsNow)-Christians are gearing up for another protest in Washington against the fact that Ethiopians are still jailed in Saudi Arabia.
International Christian Concern (ICC) and Ethiopian Christians in the nation’s capital will conduct a protest at the Saudi Embassy on Monday, calling for the release of 35 Ethiopian Christians who remain behind bars. ICC spokesman Jonathan Racho tells OneNewsNow they were arrested December 15 for praying in a home (see earlier story).
“It has been more than three months, and no one has been brought before court,” he reports. “They have not been formally charged.”
In the initial stages their treatment was rough, he shares, as the 35 believers have been pressured to embrace Islam.
“They were interrogated. During the interrogation, one of the Saudi officials called them — I quote — ‘animals,’ and he called them ‘nonbelievers,'” Racho details. The female prisoners were forced to undergo strip searches and other unthinkable treatment.
So the ICC spokesman is encouraging people to contact the embassy, especially during the demonstration scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on March 26. “That would be the best date to call the embassy,” Racho asserts.