Originally published in Persecution Blog
A teenager in Tanzania was sentenced to two years in prison last month after being accused of desecrating the Quran. Eva Abdullah, 17, converted from Islam to Christianity three years ago. After her conversion, her parents disowned her and a group of radicals in her hometown of Bagamoyo tried to persuade her to renounce her Christian faith. When she refused, they falsely accused her of desecrating a Quran.
Many Christian leaders were afraid to defend Eva because of Muslim dominance in the district. On July 26, Eva was sentenced to two years in prison by a judge who was allegedly bribed by Islamic militants.