Court Releases Jailed Attackers

Yemen
Saudi Arabian and Yemeni security forces rescued two German girls yesterday, 11 months after the two young sisters, their parents, brother and four other Christians were taken hostage in Yemen. Reported to be between 3 and 6 years old, the two ....
(Compass) — The families and Christian colleagues of three American missionaries murdered by an Islamist militant at the Jibla Baptist Hospital in southern Yemen have sent word to the assassin that they forgive him for what he did. Close friends on ....
Church Bombed on New Year’s Day    Published in 2001
(Compass) - A powerful bomb exploded at Aden’s historic Christchurch in southern Yemen in the early hours of New Year’s Day, knocking out a dozen sections of the wall around the church compound and leaving two rooms of the pastor’s residence in ....
Somali Family Begins Transition    Published in 2000
(Compass) - After completing some seven weeks of health checks, orientation and other immigration requirements for displaced immigrants, Somali Christian convert Mohammed Omer Haji and his family are preparing to move on October 19 to the community ....
Somali Convert Arrives in New Zealand    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Seven weeks after a Yemeni court threatened to execute Mohammed Omer Haji for apostasy if he did not return to Islam, the Somali refugee was released from an Aden jail and flown out of Yemen for permanent religious asylum in New Zealand. ....
(Compass) - Officials of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) confirmed from Yemen on August 3 that former Muslim Mohammed Omer Haji and his family have been accepted for emergency resettlement by New Zealand. Haji was slated to ....
Sentencing Delayed for Muslim Convert    Published in 2000
(Compass) - On July 5, Somali refugee Mohammed Omer Haji was given a seven-day ultimatum to either return to Islam or face the death penalty for committing apostasy. But his scheduled appearance before Aden’s First Court in Tawahi on July 12 to give ....