Four Sudanese Christians were arrested and charged with apostasy under a law repealed in 2020.
Bader el Dean Haroon Abdel Jabaar and his brother Mohammad Haroon Abdel Jabaar, along with Tariq Adam Abdalla and Morthada Ismail, were arrested June 28 in Darfur State. They were released on bail July 5, Morning Star News reported.
The four Christian converts from Islam were arrested under Sudan’s Article 126 concerning apostasy, sources said.
They previously had been arrested June 22 and released the same day.
The four are in hiding, having reportedly refused to follow a police order to leave the area. They also allegedly are targets of Muslim extremists calling for their death.
In July 2020 Sudan’s transitional government that came to power in 2019 decriminalized apostasy, which had carried a penalty of death.
Some now fear that a military coup which occurred in October 2021 could result in the reinstatement of harsh laws, Morning Star News reported.
Sudan is No. 13 on Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List of places most difficult to be a Christian.