Friday, May 01, 2009

Ghana Christian freed from Libyan jail

img_0052-daniel-baidoo-thaking-the-vice-president-for-his-intervntion-after-arrival-from-libya Almost eight years.  That’s how long Daniel Baidoo served in a Libyan jail for the “crime” of distributing Christian material.  Sentenced to 25 years in 2001, Baido returned home to Ghana yesterday with the Vice President John Dramani Mahama who had intervened on his behalf during an official visit to Libya. 

Mr. Baidoo, who moved to Libya in 1998, had apparently requested for Christian literature from a Christian organization in the U.S and was arrested at Garyan Post Office when he went to collect a parcel said to contain Bible documents in Arabic. Under Libyan law, it is illegal to witness or try to convert a Libyan into any another religion other than Islam. Libyan authorities accused him of distributing evangelistic tracts to Libyan Muslims.

Thank God for Mr. Baidoo’s release. Pray for others like him who are still in detention in jails around the world for the crime of sharing the message of Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God bless this dear man for what he has gone through to give people the gospel of Jesus Christ.Would we would all be this commited to The Lord.All people and nations need to know The Lord Jesus Christ who died for their sins on the cross and rose again from the dead the third day,was seen of men,and went back up to heaven.The only way to Gods heaven is repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Sincerely; George