Somali woman praying. Please pray for the release of the Somali believers.
Eleven Christians are currently in custody in Somaliland, a semi-autonomous area of Somalia.
Five believers were arrested on Jan. 21, including an Ethiopian woman and a couple with their newborn baby. When they were brought to court on Jan. 25, the 5 believers were told they are suspected of spreading Christianity. Six other believers were arrested a few weeks later, and the prosecutor has 45 days to investigate and file charges. Meanwhile, other Christians are trying to flee the country, fearing that the whole house church network has been exposed. Another Somali couple was arrested in Sep. 2020 and deported to Somalia, where they would be at risk from al-Shabaab extremists.