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ICC Note: Sudan continues to hold three Christian ministers without charge and another Christian convert facing apostasy accusations for coming to Christ out of Islam. 2015 has been a banner year for persecution of the Church in Sudan including several arbitrary arrests of Christians and church demolition. Sudan stands with Eritrea as one of the two worst state offenders in persecuting Christians in Africa.

12/29/15 KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)– Sudanese authorities have detained several pastors and other Christians following church demolitions and burnings as part of attempts to impose strict Islamic rule in the African nation, several sources told BosNewsLife.

Among those detained by security officials this month are two pastors of the Sudan Church of Christ (SCOC), Christians confirmed. The pastors, who were taken from their homes in North Khartoum early December 18, have been identified as Kowa Shamaal, the SCOC head of missions, and Hassan Abdelrahim, a SCOC vice moderator.

Their arrest came just days after Christian activist Talahon (Tilal) Nigosi Kassa Ratta, a member of an Evangelical church, was detained, Christians said.

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