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An ongoing situation, the Sudanese Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) has been partially demolished per the terms of an unsubstantiated business deal allegedly struck between indigenous church leaders and Khartoum business men following the deportation of the SPEC’s founding leadership to South Sudan. In protest to the demolition, dozens of members of the church created a human chain, barring bulldozers from demolishing the Church’s then-standing youth house. Police broke the chain and arrested 38 members of the church, freeing the bulldozers to flatten the sanctuary for many of North Khartoum’s Christian youth.

12/09/2014 Sudan (Worthy News) – Sudanese Police assaulted, arrested and then fined 38 Christians at Khartoum’s Bahri Evangelical Church last week, according to Morning Star News.

After harassing the congregation for weeks, police finally penetrated the church compound by breaking through the main gate while security personnel prevented anyone from entering or leaving.

“We have enjoyed worshiping and praising God in prison,” one of those arrested told Morning Star News by cellphone before it was confiscated. “The power of God was present among us — let the name of God be praised and glorified from now and evermore.”

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