Police accused staff members of a Christian school in Sudan of obstructing the work of a Muslim-owned business trying to take it over, sources said. Police in Omdurman, across from Khartoum on the Nile River, on Monday (March 27) arrested 12 staff members of a Christian school and the next day prevented others from leaving the campus, they said. In an apparent attempt to help the Muslim investor take over the Evangelical School of Sudan,

police first arrested two leaders of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC)—Idris Karntina and an elder identified only as Younan—at about 10 a.m. An hour later two police vans arrived at the school complex, and officers arrested 10 other Christians, including women, all SPEC members, church leaders said. READ MORE