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As we wait to hear the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s decision on the fate of Christian mom Asia Bibi – wrongfully sentenced to hang for her Christian faith – angry Islamist radicals are circling, demanding she be executed. We recently told you that after years of delays, a special three-member bench of Pakistan’s Supreme Court has heard the final...More

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Five years ago, we celebrated a major victory when due to the diligent legal advocacy work of the ACLJ and the unwavering support and prayers of ACLJ members, Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani – sentenced to die in Iran for “apostasy” – was set free. Unfortunately for Pastor Youcef and his family, Iran has once again targeted...More

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Christian Pastors at Great Risk, Banned from Leaving Sudan

In Sudan, Christian Pastors Yat Michael Ruot and Peter Yein Reith were arrested and charged with trumped-up crimes...

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Let Christian Pastors Michael & Peter Go

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They’re free! After months of aggressive advocacy across the globe two Christian pastors are finally free from imprisonment and possible death in Sudan.

Two Christian Pastors have been banned from leaving Sudan.

Their lives are again in great danger.

Pastors Michael and Peter were recently released from a possible death sentence, but they are not truly free.

Sudan – which charged these two innocent pastors with false “crimes” for their Christian faith carrying the death penalty – has now placed a travel ban on the pastors.

They can’t return home. They can’t reach safety. They and their families are at risk.

We’re mobilizing our international offices and preparing critical legal letters to Sudan. It must allow these two South Sudanese pastors to leave Sudan and travel to safety.

Thousand of voices led to their release, but they will not be truly free until they are safely out of Sudan. Be heard again.

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Pastors Michael and Peter Banned from Leaving Sudan

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Aug 07, 2015

Pastors Michael and Peter were released from prison earlier this week, but face new obstacles in their journey to safety. As we reported earlier this week : Christian Pastors Yat Michael Ruot and Peter Yein...

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BREAKING: Christian Pastors Michael and Peter Released!

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Aug 05, 2015

Christian Pastors Yat Michael Ruot and Peter Yein Reith have just been released by a Sudanese judge. The Christian pastors, originally from South Sudan, were on trial because of their faith, facing possible...

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ACLJ Launches Letter-Writing Campaign to Save Pastors in Sudan

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Jul 07, 2015

Time is running out for Pastors Michael and Peter, the two Christian pastors facing trumped-up charges in Sudan because of their faith. Today, we are launching a massive letter-writing campaign to save them.

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On December 14, 2014, Christian Pastor Yat Michael Ruot was arrested in Sudan. At a church service, Pastor Michael had condemned the sale of church land in Khartoum and had expressed concern about the treatment of Christians in Sudan. After the service he was arrested.

On January 11, 2015, his friend, Christian Pastor Peter Yein Reith, was also arrested in Sudan after inquiring about Pastor Ruot in a letter he sent to the Religious Affairs Office in Khartoum.

For months, both pastors, who are from South Sudan, were secretly detained and held on unknown charges. Their families did not know their whereabouts. They are now being held in Kober Prison in the north of Khartoum, Sudan

The government charged Pastors Michael and Peter with acting together to undermine the constitution of Sudan, conducting espionage, the possession and disclosure of official documents and information, promoting hatred among or against sects, disturbing the peace, and insulting religious creed (commonly known as blasphemy). Their trial began on May 4, 2015. If convicted, they face a possible death sentence. Just like Mariam Ibraheem, who was sentenced to die for her Christian faith last year (but is now free), these two pastors could be sentenced to hang for their faith if the world is silent.

Sudan is one of the worst persecuting nations in the world, but when the world speaks out, Sudan listens. Last year, Sudan freed Mariam Ibraheem from death row after a large international campaign for her release. We're again mobilizing our international resources to pressure Sudan to release these two Christian pastors.

On August 5, 2015, Pastors Michael and Peter were released by a Sudanese judge after an international advocacy campaign for their freedom. Now, Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) – the same radical Islamists that charged these two innocent pastors with false “crimes” for their faith carrying the death penalty – placed a travel ban on the pastors. Their lives are at great risk. They will not be truly free until they can safely leave Sudan. We’re once again mobilizing our international resources to fight for their freedom. Take action with us today.

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