NEPAL: Pastor released from prison after two years
Pastor Chhedar Bhote Lhomi has been released by Nepali authorities after two years of imprisonment and petitions to the government. In 2012, the Protestant pastor was sentenced to 12 years in prison for consuming beef.
Pastor Lhomi and his family had been ministering in a remote part of Nepal among the Tibetan people. He was accused by local villagers of eating ‘forbidden meat’ and his home and property were destroyed by a local mob.
His family were left destitute while he was imprisoned and his wife and three young children struggled while he was gone.