Christian woman raped and beaten after testifying against imam in Uganda

A Christian woman has been beaten and raped by Muslims in Eastern Uganda after she testified against an imam who allegedly killed her father, according to Morning Star News.

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The 22-year-old woman had testified in court that Sheikh Musana Ibrahim, the imam of a mosque in Kanyumu village, Pallisa District, and two other Muslims killed her father, Samson Mukama, on January 28.

She said she was beaten and raped on April 19 and found unconscious in a pool of blood that evening in Kanginima village, having been attacked by three Muslim men.

"We shall kill you today because you are the one who made our sheikh to be imprisoned," one of the men said to her, she told Morning Star News from her hospital bed.

The woman, whose identity has not been revealed, was present when her father was killed, but managed to escape.

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"I was able to identify the sheikh because we are neighbours, and my father had been questioning him about the Islamic faith not leading one to salvation with God," she said.

"The sheikh had said to him, 'You have no respect of our religion, and we have come for your life today.' They started strangling my father as well as hitting him on the head with a big stick. When my father fell down, I managed to escape through the window."

Ibrahim was arrested along with two other suspects on January 29, but the other two were released after the woman was unable to identify them. Ibrahim is still being held in a cell in Kamuge.

The woman remains in a serious condition, although has been released from hospital and is being cared for by an elder from an undisclosed church. 

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