Please pray for Christian prisoner of faith Bishoy Armia Boulous, who remains behind bars even after the Egyptian Government released 100 prisoners in an amnesty.
Among those officially pardoned by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi were two Al Jazeera journalists jailed after reporting unrest in 2013.
Bishoy was detained for reporting attacks on churches in Upper Egypt but has now served his sentence; he should have been released in May.
Bishoy has also been charged with “blasphemy” over his attempt to change his religious status on his ID card. His lawyer asserts that the time allotted for investigations into this charge has elapsed, and has filed a formal complaint with Egypt’s attorney general about Bishoy’s ill treatment and continued detention.
Bishoy was raised as a Muslim and is also known by his former name, Mohamed Hegazy. He was arrested in December 2013 in Minya during a period of anti-Christian violence there. The security service claimed he was working for The Way TV, a US-based TV channel.
Source: Release International, Release partners
- Pray the authorities in Egypt will look favourably on Bishoy’s case and secure his release.
- Ask the Lord to help Bishoy during his remaining time in prison by providing opportunities to share the Gospel, for which he suffers, with other prisoners and guards.
- Pray that he and his wife and children will know the Lord as their stronghold (Nahum 1:7).
Write a letter of encouragement to Bishoy and other Christian prisoners today
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