Man poisoned while in prison

By June 4, 2007

Ethiopia (MNN) — Voice of the Martyrs-Canada reports that an evangelist is being treated in a hospital after being poisoned. 

Yosuf Hajji was being imprisoned 200 km south of Addis Ababa, the capitol of Ethiopia, in the town of Bulbula. He became extremely sick after eating food that local Christians suggest was poisoned by Muslim authorities. It's believed that the authorities collaborated with local Muslims to poison Hajji.

This attack comes just a little more than a month after two Christians were killed by a Muslim bombing. The Christians were meeting in a tent to mourn the loss of Christians killed in early April. 

According to VOM-C, an estimated 45-50 percent of the population of Ethiopia is Muslim, and Islam seems to be growing. Pray that those who have lost loved ones in the persecution will be
comforted. 

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