Montiero’s reflections on his detainment in prison

The Adventist pastor’s first interview since his release

FOURTH IN A SERIES: In prison, Monteiro wants peace for church, Togo government

Graz: more public affairs, media relations needed in all countries Jul 18, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN staff The Lomé Civil Prison is hot and overcrowded. It’s open air, like a crowded bazaar, but without shops. Prisoners sleep 80 in a cell, side-by-side, their bodies bumping against each other all night with each toss and turn.

THIRD IN A SERIES: After the arrest, the case for Monteiro’s release

Behind the scenes, lawyers went to work, diplomacy intensified Jul 18, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN staff The night António Monteiro was arrested, his boss, Sahel Union Mission President Guy Roger, took some colleagues to police headquarters to find out why. To their surprise, they were arrested, their keys were confiscated and their cars were impounded. No reason was given.

One year later, Adventist pastor still in Togo prison

Monteiro’s arbitrary detention must end, church leaders say Mar 15, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN staff A year after Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Antonio Monteiro was imprisoned in Togo on unsupported charges, church lawyers and human rights activists are redoubling efforts to secure his release.  Togolese government officials this week rejected the Adventist Church’s fifth request for Monteiro’s immediate release, according to a lawyer from the church’s Sahel Union Mission working closely on the case. Adventist Pastor Antonio Monteiro, center, prays during a recent visit with church leaders in the Civil Prison of Lomé, where he has been held without bail for a year. Ongoing efforts to secure his release include a public awareness campaign and behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts

Card-writing campaign latest move in effort to release imprisoned Adventists

Church leaders hope to encourage two members detained in Togo since March Dec 7, 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN staff Seventh-day Adventist human rights advocates are encouraging church members worldwide to send Christmas cards to two Adventists imprisoned in the West African country of Togo. Adventist Church leaders are urging members worldwide to send Christmas greeting cards to two church members detained in Togo on what they say are false charges. They say holiday greetings will encourage the men as they spend the holiday season awaiting release.
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