(World Watch Monitor)— An Ethiopian police officer was arrested, dismissed and forced to move to another part of the country after he told colleagues about his Christian faith.
The 25-year-old man, who grew up in Ethiopia’s eastern Somali region as a member of the nearly 100 percent Muslim Somali tribe, became a Christian two years ago.
World Watch Monitor is using the pseudonym Adane to identify the man, whose true name is being withheld for security purposes.
A local source told World Watch Monitor that one of Adane’s colleagues in the Liyou police force, a local paramilitary group, recently filed a complaint against him with the Somali State Human Rights Office. He had been heard talking about his newly found Christian faith while in uniform.
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