Czech National Petr Jasek Released

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Rev. Hassan Abduraheem, Abdulmonem Abdumawla, Petr Jasek

 

From the VOM website:

Czech national and long-time VOM staff member Petr Jasek has been released from prison in Sudan, following a pardon issued by Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir. Petr was arrested by the Islamic Sudanese regime after visiting Sudanese Christians and providing a small gift to help with a man’s medical treatment. He was convicted of multiple “crimes” last month, including espionage and entering Sudan illegally. He was sentenced to life in prison for espionage, which according to Sudanese law means 20 years in prison, plus four additional years for other alleged crimes. Negotiations between the Sudanese and Czech governments have been ongoing since the sentence was announced, culminating in a visit to Khartoum by Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek.

You can read of his arrest here and here.

Jasek has served with Voice of the Martyrs for over fifteen years, ministering to persecuted Christians.  Read the entire article concerning his release here.

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