When the airport security officer tapped me on the shoulder, and motioned for me to follow him, I did not think much of it. It was 10 December 2015, and I was heading home after spending four days in Sudan meeting with Christians and evaluating how VOM could help the church there. Everything seemed routine until an officer spread several photographs before me on a table. Clearly, I had been under surveillance by Sudanese police ever since entering the country.
After confiscating my camera and laptop, authorities at the Khartoum airport questioned me for almost 24 hours. I was led to a cell at about 1:30 am. The next morning I met my cellmates who turned out to be members of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS)…. then things in my prison cell changed for the worse. My cell mates made it very clear that as a Christian, I was an infidel, of little value. They beat me, hit me with a broom handle, punched me, kicked me. One particular beating was so severe that I thought I had a broken rib.
Despite this physical abuse, I realized God was performing a miracle! I had peace!
Watch this DVD to see Petr Jašek share his testimony of 14 months imprisonment in Sudan and his miraculous release.