Monday, October 7, 2013

‘Surprise’ release of Moroccan jailed for 30 months for evangelism

Mohamed el Baldi released temporarily, pending appeal

New Life Church in Fes, Morocco.
World Watch Monitor
A Moroccan Christian man jailed for evangelism has been temporarily released after serving one month.
Mohamed el Baldi, 34, from the town of Aïn Aïcha, near Fes, was given two-and-a-half years in prison, and ordered to pay 5000 dirhams ($600) for “shaking the faith of a Muslim”, at a court hearing on September 3.
El Baldi was informed of his release during a brief appearance before the Court of Appeal in Fes, on September 26.
The Moroccan Association for Defence of Human Rights (AMDH) is delighted with this “unexpected” release as his appeal hearing is planned for October 10. It understands that any formal release is pending the outcome on that date.  

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