KINSHASA/AMSTERDAM (Worthy News)– Congolese police have released detained Dutch missionary Bram Krol after pressure from the Netherlands, friends and colleagues confirmed.
Krol, known for involvement in massive evangelistic campaigns and planting churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was to fly back to the Netherlands for urgent medical treatment, said the missionary’s Foundation ‘Facilite’ in a statement.
“He is coming back with the first available Air France flight” on Monday, August 22, added Eric Leijenaar, chief editor of influential Dutch evangelical newspaper Uitdaging (Challenge), where Krol publishes a regular column and Bible study.
“He has received back his passport and is currently at the Dutch embassy in Kinshasa,” Leijenaar told Worthy News.
The 65-year-old missionary was detained and allegedly mistreated by police Thursday, August 18, while on his way to Kinshasa’s main airport to seek medical help in the Netherlands for a suspected tropical infection.