Read about the story of Pastor António Monteiro in a series of four articles published by the Adventist News Network.
First article here: FIRST IN A SERIES: Monteiro says judge told him he was innocent
Seventh-day Adventists worldwide are joining together to observe a day of prayer and fasting on December 1, to support the release of two Adventists currently imprisoned in the West African country of Togo.
The event raises awareness about the imprisonment of Pastor Antonio dos Anjos Monteiro and church member Bruno Amah, imprisoned on false charges since March 2012.
Adventist lawyers and human rights activists have called for both men’s release since they were detained eight months ago for conspiracy to commit murder. A Togolese man implicated Monteiro and Amah as conspirators in an alleged blood trafficking network, but a police search of Monteiro’s home and local church headquarters did not produce evidence. Since then, local authorities have recognized both men’s innocence, but will not release the men from prison.
On December 1st, thousands of people prayed and fasted for the safety of these men and a soon release from prison.
During the Christmas season, more than 400 people forwarded holiday cards as a gesture of solidarity with these imprisoned Christians and their families.
Now the campaign continues. We need to reach 50 thousand signatures in the petition. So pray, sign the petition and help spread the banners on this site.
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