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Sudan: Arrested for Missionary Work

Petr Jasek is a Czech Christian who has been working for the past 16 years with The Voice of the Martyrs USA as the Africa Regional Director. While documenting persecution in Sudan during 2015, he was arrested and subsequently sentenced to life in prison for treason and espionage. The next 445 days of his imprisonment were grueling. Petr was moved to five different prisons, each one more dangerous than the last. In February 2017, he was released following a pardon issued by the Sudanese president. VOM Canada's Greg Musselman interviewed Petr at the television studios of 100 Huntley Street.

Length 12:30
Co-produced by The Voice of the Martyrs Canada and Crossroads Christian Communications ("100 Huntley Street").

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Country Information

Population
46,751,152 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Sudanese Arab (70), Fur, Beja, Nuba and Fallata (30)

Religion
Sunni Muslim, small Christian minority

Leader
President (vacant)
Military transitional council under General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan

Government type
Presidential republic

Legal system
Mixed legal system of Islamic law and English common law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Sudan

Pray that Christians throughout Sudan will continue to entrust themselves to Christ and preach the Gospel boldly, knowing Jesus is the ruler over the kings of the earth (2 Timothy 1:7-12, Revelation 1:5).

Pray also that peace, justice and religious freedom may be firmly established.

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