Saudi Arabia to deport Eritrean Christian

Thursday, July 21, 2011

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

saudi-arabia-mapRIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (Worthy News)-- Facing a possible death sentence, Eyob Mussie, a Christian refugee living in Saudi Arabia, was instead informed that he will be returned to Eritrea, a nation where returnees often face imprisonment, torture and even death.

Mussie was arrested in Saudi Arabia last February for proselytizing, a crime that carries the death penalty, but though he will be spared that sentence in Saudi, he will certainly suffer mistreatment or worse should he be returned to Eritrea.

Eritrean President Isiais Afwerki rules a nation where citizens are routinely subjected to arbitrary and indefinite imprisonment, torture and forced labor. An estimated 3,000 Christians are currently imprisoned without charge: some have been held incommunicado for years.

"We commend the Saudi government for sparing Mr. Mussie’s life," said Andrew Johnston, Advocacy Director for Christian Solidarity Worldwide. "However, deporting him to Eritrea means he has effectively been granted only a brief reprieve from danger since the Eritrean authorities will certainly subject him to cruel and inhumane treatment. As a signatory to the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, we urge Saudi Arabia not to return Mr. Mussie to a country where there is a strong likelihood he will face severe mistreatment, and appeal to the Saudi authorities to consider alternative countries of asylum for Mr. Mussie."

17 thoughts on “Saudi Arabia to deport Eritrean Christian

  1. The people of Eritrea were Christians long before any of you evangelical nut-jobs sprang out of your midwest and southwest homes and started flooding Google News with your delusional hate-filled propaganda. This article is beyond biased and downright insane. Do you know the president of Eritrea is Christian and at least half the country follows Christianity? Why would christians be killed or imprisoned in Eritrea when this religion is followed by half the population? Evangelicalism is poison and you, along with this extremist fundamentalist evangelical website show us to what type of nonsense you spew. 

      • haha..You're quoting mainstrean western media as your source when everyone knows they're as biased, corrupted as anyone.

        • I was replying to Johngarang, and figured that if he didn't believe the Christian sources we use, then he would at least look at the BBC to find out some facts about the persecution happening in Eritrea.

        • Beloved, Keep The Prayers Going Up

          Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Ephesians 6:12

          And Put Your Trust

          He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
          And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.

          He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. John 3:31-33

          In The LORD Jesus

          For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. John 3:34


          The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.

          He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:35-36

          And Be Blessed Beloved

          Love, Joe

        • It's interesting that your IP address indicates you're from Saudi Arabia, so I doubt it.  🙂  However, it's always good to see those from Saudi Arabia visiting Worthy News.  🙂

      • TRUTH

        Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

        Tells The Truth

        These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

        And Yet There Is Sure Hope

        Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
        And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? John 11:25-26

        For Whosoever

        And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
        I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
        Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
        For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Revelation 20:12-15


        I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
        And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 20:16-17

        Believe And Be Blessed Beloved

        Love, Joe

    • Amen~!

      These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

      Jesus Saves

      Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

      Hate Kills

      But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death. Proverbe 8:36


      And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
      That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
      For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:14-16

      And Be Blessed Beloved

      Love, Joe


      Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Hebrews 13:3

    • As a refugee, I doubt Eyob Mussie legally left Eritrea and will most likely face severe penalties if he returns there, regardless of his religion.

      BTW, the other half of the Eritrean population is Muslim.

  2. We all know that the Eritrean Government oppressed PROTESTANT CHRISTIANS. Are you saying that the government of Eritrea is not imprisoning Christians for a mare reason of being a christian (protestant).

  3. Praying~!

    "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

    He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

    For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

    But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. John 3:17-21

  4. Saudi Arabia is evil!  The penalty for preaching Christianity in Saudi Arabia is death!  This is the real story!  Yet, the West is a drug addict succumbing to Saudi Arabian masters.  Your Mosques preach hate inspired Wahabbism thanks to the Saudis.  Wake up people.  

  5. Praise Jesus!

    does truly answer prayer. Ever since I first heard about the imprisonment of
    Mussie, I’ve prayed everyday for his release. Praise Jesus, my prayer has been
    answered. But the crisis is not over yet. He may be deported to Eritrea where Christians
    face horrible persecution. I ask all Christians everywhere to join me in
    praying for his deliverance to a safe location. God does answer prayer.

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