Ok

Search

|

Login

|

Register

Donate

>

Who We are

//

What's happening

//

Our Cases

The Be Heard Project is a voice for the persecuted Church. Through law, public policy, and grassroots action, we amplify your voice to demand that world governments respect the most basic human rights and human dignity of persecuted believers. Join with us today and Be Heard.

Our Mission

>

Featured Page

ACLJ Urges U.N. to Protect Nigeria’s Christians

Aug. 14The ACLJ Urges the U.N. to Protect...

Christians in Nigeria are living in danger every minute because of their faith. The constant threat of abduction, torture, and murder by radical Muslim terrorist groups hangs over them daily. The ACLJ has just taken action, demanding the worlds’ leaders intervene to end this nightmare for Nigeria’s Christians. We’ve just delivered a critical...More

The ACLJ Urges U.N. Pressure on Pakistan

Aug. 13The ACLJ Urges U.N. Pressure on...

Iran Sentences Pastor Youcef to 10+ Years

Aug. 09Iran Sentences Pastor Youcef to 10...

Pastor Youcef Brutally Beaten and Arrested Again

Aug. 03Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Brutally...

More

>

First Name

Last Name

Email

Sign Up for updates >

Active Cases

Christian Mom Sentenced to Death for her Faith

Asia Bibi

On October 16, 2014, an appeals court in Lahore Pakistan has upheld the death sentence for a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, who was falsely convicted of "blasphemy" (speaking against the prophet Muhammad) in 2010. As the lone Christian household in her town, she was targeted for being a Christian when an argument broke...More

Sign Petition

>

Arrested Again

Youcef Nadarkhani

Christians Face an Epidemic of Persecution

Christians Worldwide

Christians Tortured, Raped, Burned Alive, & Executed

Persecuted Pakistani Christians

All Cases

>

Engage in our advocacy by signing petitions and support these men and women daily through prayer.

First Name

Last Name

Email

201,941

Have Taken Action

Christian Pastors Freed From Prison in Sudan

Because you spoke out, two pastors in Sudan were freed from possible death sentences for their Christian faith.

<

expand

Hassan Abduraheem & Kuwa Shamal

Status:

Freed

Sign

Story

News

3

Donate

201,941

Have Taken Action

Christian Pastors Freed From Prison in Sudan

Because you spoke out, two pastors in Sudan were freed from possible death sentences for their Christian faith.

<

expand

Be Heard

Sign the petition

First Name

Last Name

Email

Zip

Sign

>

Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from Be Heard Project

Petition

DEC // 2016

Free Christian Pastor Hassan in Sudan

201,941

Signatures //

A Christian pastor on trial faces 12 years in prison for his Christian faith.

In Sudan, there is a deadly crackdown on Christians.

Two Christian pastors – Rev. Hassan Abduraheem and Rev. Kuwa Shamal – were arrested and imprisoned by Sudan’s Islamist Security Services on trumped-up national security charges because of their Christian faith. 

While your advocacy helped free Pastor Kuwa, Pastor Hassan has now been sentenced to 12 years in prison because of his Christian faith.

At the ACLJ, we’re launching a massive international legal advocacy campaign, mobilizing our global resources – including our offices in the region – demanding this innocent Christian pastor be freed.

He could be sentenced to hang for his faith if the world is silent.

Christian Pastor Hassan needs your voice now. Time is of the essence, as Pastor Hassan begins the appeal process.

Other Christians persecuted in Sudan are now free because you spoke out. Be heard again today.

Petition to Save Christian Pastor Hassan in Sudan

In the News

AUG // 2018

Major Victory: Christian Hassan Abduraheem Freed from Prison in Sudan

ACLJ.org  //

Jun 09, 2017

Pastor Hassan Abduraheem, wrongly convicted on false charges and sentenced to 12 years in prison in Sudan, received a presidential pardon and has been freed from prison. On May 11, this Christian pastor...

Read More

>

Pastor Hassan Convicted in Sudan

ACLJ.org  //

Jan 31, 2017

We just received urgent news out of Sudan regarding the fate of Pastor Hassan Abduraheem who is on trial for false charges relating to his Christian faith. The judge issued his verdict in the case on Sunday,

Read More

>

Taking Action to Save Christian Pastor Hassan

Jordan Sekulow  //

Jan 10, 2017

The last 48 hours have been a whirlwind for Christian Pastor Hassan Abduraheem, who faces a possible death sentence in Sudan for living out his Christian faith by loving those in need. Last Monday, Pastor Kuwa...

Read More

>

Story

Pastor Hassan and Pastor Kuwa are now free. Here is the story of their imprisonment and release:

In November 2015, Rev. Hassan Abduraheem and Rev. Kuwa Shamal attended a Christian conference in Addis Ababa, Ethopia where Rev. Abduraheem was a speaker. During his speech, Rev. Abduraheem showed the audience a picture of a young man who had been badly beaten for attending a demonstration, and explained that he was helping pay for his medical treatment.

The Sudanese government, however, claimed that anyone who provided humanitarian aid to this individual had committed a national security crime.

In December 2015, Sudan’s National Intelligence Security Service (NISS) arrested both pastors on national security charges associated with helping the injured man. Rev. Shamal was conditionally released several weeks later, but throughout his conditional release, he was often required to report to the NISS offices at 8 am and held until midnight. Rev. Shamal was re-arrested in May 2016 and imprisoned in horrible conditions along with Rev. Abduraheem.

They were put on trial because of their Christian faith, all because they provided humanitarian aid to someone in need.

At the beginning of 2017, the Sudanese judge dropped the trumped-up charges against Pastor Kuwa and ordered him to be released to his family. However, the judge announced that the legal proceedings against Pastor Hassan and two other men standing trial with him would continue. Among the laundry list of charges levied against them under Sudan’s Penal Code of 1991 are espionage and agitating hatred between classes, false charges that could carry a death sentence upon conviction.

At the end of January 2017, Pastor Hassan was convicted and received a 12-year sentence on the grounds of espionage, inciting strife between communities, and spreading rumors that undermine respect for the state.

On May 11, 2017, Pastor Hassan received a presidential pardon and was freed from prison.

Share the story of these brave pastors on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #BeHeard.

You can help save Hassan Abduraheem & Kuwa Shamal

Sign the Petition

^

Be heard when you share.

Be Heard Project is a project of the American Center for Law and Justice. American Center for Law and Justice is a d/b/a for Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism, Inc., a tax-exempt, not-for-profit, religious corporation as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, specifically dedicated to the ideal that religious freedom and freedom of speech are inalienable, God-given rights. The Center's purpose is to engage legal, legislative and cultural issues by implementing an effective strategy of advocacy, education and litigation to ensure that those rights are protected under the law. The organization has participated in numerous cases before the Supreme Court, Federal Court of Appeals, Federal District Courts, and various state courts regarding freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Your gift is very much appreciated and fully deductible as a charitable contribution. A copy of our latest financial report may be obtained by writing to us at P.O. Box 90555, Washington, DC 20090-0555.