(Worthy News) - According to producers with CBN's Spanish language Christian World News program, a prominent pastor who was kidnapped by paramilitaries in the Nicaraguan city of Leon has been released.
CBN sources explained that 54-year-old Pastor Roberto Carlos Figueroa was kidnapped June 30, after he filed a defamation complaint with the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights claiming paramilitaries had threatened and intimidated him.
Pastor Figueroa warned that if he disappeared, pro-government paramilitaries controlled by the FSLN would be responsible. The FSLN is the ruling Sandinista Party. They accused him of leading a group aggression against a young militant of the Sandinista party.
Christians also say pro-government paramilitaries killed a young Christian man in the town, a well-known translator named Luis. Witnesses said just before church services started at La Roca Church, armed men held a security guard hostage, vandalized the church building, and then murdered Luis in front of his children. [ Source: CBN News (Read More...) ]