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Pray for Bishoy Armia Bolous

Egypt

Mohammad Hegazy, a Christian convert from Islam who now goes by the Christian name Bishoy Armia Bolous, may not be permitted to attend his Nov. 16 court hearing. According to his lawyer, if he is not permitted to travel from Cairo’s Tora Prison to the court hearing in Upper Egypt’s Minya governate, his conviction and five-year prison sentence on misdemeanor charges will be confirmed by default. Despite the Minya court’s order to release him on July 20, he was transferred to Cairo to face charges of leaving Islam. In their last meeting, Bishoy told his lawyer that he is still being tortured by prison officials and that they have denied his requests for a Bible.

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