by Katey Hearth
Mission Network News
Three believers were falsely accused by the EOC last year, reports Open Doors USA, and they currently face up to nine years in prison. Conservative elements within the EOC blame these three for burning down one of their buildings last May.
Earlier this week, the evangelicals were supposed to have a “final chance” hearing where they could prove their innocence in the Federal Supreme Court. However, the appeal was postponed until Wednesday, July 8.
Under Ethiopia’s judicial system, the Federal Supreme Court has powers to overturn the “guilty” ruling and sentences given to the evangelicals by a State judge last fall. Pray that these believers can prove their innocence and regain their freedom in July’s hearing...