Iraq's Pastor Jamal Released from Prison

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Abdi Ali Hamzah, an Iraqi pastor imprisoned for nearly two years, is free due to the efforts of a U.S. ministry and an Oklahoma senator.

Hamzah, better-known as Pastor Jamal, spent 21 months in prison. Jamal is a Christian who converted from Islam and has been working to spread the Gospel in Northern Iraq.
He worked with Oklahoma-based World Compassion to distribute food to refugees.

World Compassion's Terry Law met with officials in Northern Iraq, carrying a letter from Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., requesting Jamal's release.

Eventually, President Masoud Barzani of the Kurdish Regional Government granted Jamal amnesty.

Jamal is now in a safe place receiving trauma counseling and medical attention.

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