Seven Christians have reportedly been arrested and jailed after they were detained while praying on a mountain in Ethiopia’s Amhara Region.
World Watch Monitor reports that the Christians were recently detained in the town of Chagni on suspicion of praying against the government.
A source told WWM that all seven were males and members of the Meserete Kristos church, an Anabaptist denomination headquartered in Ethiopia that is part of the Mennonite World Conference.
The unnamed source explained that the men were overheard while they were on their way up a mountain to pray and were followed by a local militia. The Christians reportedly “prayed against Satan’s power and kingdom.”
They were later accused by the militia of praying against the government.
WWM, an organization devoted to reporting on Christian persecution around the globe, explained that the Christian men have not yet been officially charged with a crime. However, they were denied bail at a hearing on Jan. 2.
The date of their next hearing remains unknown.
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Source: Christian Post