On 5 August, a regional court in Hargeisa, in the self-declared autonomous region of Somaliland, dismissed all the charges against Mohamed and Hamdi, who have been held since January on charges of “apostasy” and “spreading Christianity”.
The couple, and others similarly charged, were immediately released.
Source: Middle East Concern
Recently a Somaliland Senate committee called for Sharia law to be applied in apostasy cases. This verdict is expected to bring negative reactions from society.
The charges followed raids in January and February, when police arrested Mohamed and Hamdi and others. Hamdi was allowed to keep their baby with her in prison.
Let us pray.
- Praise to the Lord for answered prayer in this case.
- Ask the Lord for His protection to be upon the released prisoners, from those who oppose the verdict.
- Pray for the released prisoners, that they will recover from the trauma they experienced. Ask the Lord to strengthen their faith and their resolve to continue to love and serve Him.