Thursday, August 15, 2013

Top pastor’s arrest adds to Christians’ concerns in Central African Republic

 President Michel Djotodia, pictured, seized power in a coup in March.
On Tuesday (August 6), the leader of the country’s evangelical churches, Rev. Nicolas Guerékoyamé, was arrested for comments about the government. He was released a few hours later.
Local media reported that Guerékoyamé, who is president of the CAR’s Evangelical Alliance, was questioned about remarks during a sermon in Bangui, the capital, on August 4.
However local sources, which remain anonymous for security reasons, said his arrest was linked to the publication of an article in which he inferred that the citizens of the CAR are being treated like slaves.

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