Please continue to pray for our Iranian sister, Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh, who was back in court last week for an appeal hearing. Shamiram is appealing against a five-year sentence, while her husband, Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, is appealing against a ten-year sentence. A further hearing for Shamiram’s appeal is expected soon. (Source: Middle East Concern)
Shamiram’s conviction followed that of her husband, Pastor Victor Tamraz, on the same charge in July. (Source: Middle East Concern). Sounds like this appeal was unsuccessful (April 27th 2018-Open Doors)The wife of an Iranian pastor sentenced to ten years in jail has been given a five-year prison term of her own. Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh, the wife of Victor Bet-Tamraz, was convicted of ‘acting against national security and against the regime by organising small groups, attending a seminary abroad and training church leaders and pastors to act as spies’, according to our partner, Middle East Concern.
Please remember this couple in your prayers and also all our imprisoned Iranian brothers and sisters in Christ.
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