Sudanese pastor sentenced to a month in jail
Earlier this week ICC reported that Islamic extremists attacked a church in Central Sudan. The militants injured the pastor, Pastor Estefanos, and beat three other women in the congregation while the church was gathering for a Palm Sunday service.
One of the perpetrators was a police officer who had previously filed a sound complaint and an accusation of disturbing public order against Pastor Estefanos. At the time of the attack, Pastor Estefanos had a court hearing scheduled for Monday, April 25 on account of the police officer’s charges.
Unfortunately, Pastor Estefanos was sentenced to a month in jail at Monday’s hearings. Judge Awad Ibrahim Kury, who is a Muslim, found him guilty of disturbing the peace under Article 69 of Sudan’s 1991 penal code. His jail sentence began on April 25.