Mexico: Protestant Converts Released from Prison

Thursday, July 23, 2015

By Joseph DeCaro

(Worthy News) - Two converts to Protestantism who had been imprisoned at the municipal capital of San Juan Chamula in Chiapas State since July 7 have now been released.

According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Andres and Virginia Lopez were both imprisoned based on a local law that prohibited religious conversions.

CSW Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas said: "We were very pleased to hear of the release of Virginia Lopez and Andres Lopez in Chiapas and congratulate the state and municipal officials who intervened quickly to negotiate a solution in accordance with laws protecting human rights and religious freedom. The positive resolution to the Tseteltón case shows that government action can be effective when those involved are given the appropriate resources and political support...."