A court in Hargeisa, Somaliland, will announce its verdict Saturday, 22 May, in the trial of Mohamed and Hamdi, who are charged with “apostasy” and “spreading Christianity.”
Observers from various countries were present in court on 11 May at the fifth and final hearing of the trial, as their lawyer argued that the couple should not be convicted of apostasy under Sharia law.
The charges follow raids in January and February, when police arrested Mohamed and Hamdi and others. Hamdi was allowed to keep their baby with her in prison.
Mohamed, Hamdi and other Somali Christians request continued prayer:
- That those still detained will continue to experience God’s closeness and strength.
- That ongoing advocacy efforts will bear fruit
- For God’s intervention; that the court will decide in favour of the defendants