So far reporting on the persecution of Christians has mostly meant sharing difficult news. This week I found a more encouraging story from Morocco.
The family of a Moroccan Christian on trial was shocked and touched to see 11 human rights lawyers at his appeal hearing on Oct. 10 in Fez, Morocco. The attorneys, all members of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights, persuaded the judge to defer the case until late December, according to Moroccan news outlet Yabiladi.
Moroccan authorities arrested Mohamed El Baladi, a Christian convert from Islam, in late August and charged him with proselytizing and “shaking the faith of a Muslim.” In an unusually quick trial, he was convicted within a week and sentence to a 30-month prison term before he even had legal counsel, according to Morning Star News. Later he was released from prison pending his appeal, which was moved from Taounate to Fez.
Read the rest at World.