Christian Woman Martyred in Ethiopia Leaves a Strong Witness

Africa pd(Open Doors USA) On March 19, Workitu’s husband and a neighbor demanded that she sell government drought relief aid she had collected earlier for her familiy. When she refused, they began to beat her. They continued attacking her even after she had collapsed.

Villagers took Workitu to a clinic in a nearby town, but after four days she was referred to another hospital. She died in transfer, five days after theh attack. Police arrested the two attackers and charged them with murder.

Local Christians told Open Doors that Workitu converted to Christianity last August, after which she endured regular beatings from her husband and threats from the community to persuade her to return to Islam. In accordance with Islamic customs, Workitu’s husband has another wife with whom he spent most of his time.

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