Egypt: FEMALE CONVERT ATTACKED BY RELATIVES, TORTURED BY POLICE
July 16, 07. Eman el-Sayed
(26), a Christian convert from Islam, was attacked by her Muslim family members
in Alexandria and arrested
by the police who then tortured her for eight days.
Eman was at a local fair
with her husband when her relatives grabbed her, beat her and tried to kidnap
her in a car.
They also vowed to kill her.
Police intervened, claiming that they would take her into "protective custody."
detained at the local
station where she was beaten, electrocuted on several sensitive parts of her
body and photographed naked.
Egyptian law forbids a
Muslim from changing religions and forbids a Muslim woman from marrying a
Police refused to press
charges against her relatives. Pray for Eman's safety and for her husband at
LEADERS ARRESTED IN CHINA
A total of fifteen church
leaders were arrested in three separate incidents in the first two weeks of
July, according to a July 19
report from China Aid
Patras Masih was shot and
killed in Lahore in the early morning of June 27. According to a July 23 report
Sharing Life Ministry
Pakistan, Masih was working overtime at a factory when he received a cell phone
When he went to the main
gate to meet with a Muslim colleague, he was gunned down. According to Masih's
the Muslim man had pressured
Masih to convert one month prior to his death.
Pray that those who knew and loved Patras will know comfort, peace and boldness as deep as their grief. Pray that
Christians in Pakistan will be strengthened to follow in his example of faithfulness to Christ at all cost. (1 Corinthians 4:9-14, 16).