#ShortNews: Nepali Christians freed 9 months after conviction for ‘witchcraft’ of praying for mentally ill woman

Four Nepali Christians sentenced last year to five years in prison for “violence and witchcraft”, after praying for a mentally ill woman, have been released after their sentences were overturned. Local church leaders said at the time they believed the five had been targeted because they were minority Christians.

In 2015, Nepal had introduced a new Constitution which outlawed proselytism. Eight Nepali Christians were the first charged under the new law, for distributing a pamphlet about Jesus in a Christian school in Charikot, while helping children through the trauma of the 2015 earthquake. The charges were eventually dropped.


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