Posted by Morning Star News
Police in North Khartoum, Sudan yesterday beat, arrested and fined 38 Christians worshipping at Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, sources said.
After nearly two weeks of raiding and demolishing church property, officers armed with guns and batons arrived at the church compound at 6:30 a.m. on two trucks accompanied by seven smaller vehicles and broke through the main gate, beating whoever they found in church complex, sources said. Security personnel surrounded the complex, preventing people from entering or leaving, they said.
Police then started to beat worshippers and arrested 38 for refusing to surrender the property, eyewitnesses said.
“We have enjoyed worshipping and praising God in prison,” one of the arrested Christians told Morning Star News by phone, 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.”