Middle East and North Africa

Church leaders accused of ‘noise pollution’ have day in court


The leader of Sudan, al-Bashir

Five church leaders arrested in Omdurman in October on ‘trumped up’ charges of ‘noise pollution’ had their court appearance this week (21 November).

They were arrested and charged with “noise pollution” for refusing to cancel church services and close down their church as ordered by the government.

Persecution.org, a charity which advocates for persecuted believers has requested Christians to: “[Pray] for wisdom and peace for [the defendants] and their lawyer as the legal proceedings continue, [and] that the judge will act fairly and acquit all the men.”

According to the charity, these leaders have bravely refused to cave in to government attempts to forcibly hand over control of their church to a hand-picked administration that has been selling-off church property.