Ebrahim Firouzi in Iran

Ebrahim Firouzi (33) was released from Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj on Saturday 26 October, near the end of a five-year sentence. He had also spent time in prison previously on charges relating to his Christian activities. Ebrahim must now serve two years’ internal exile in the remote southeastern town of Sarbaz in Sistan and BaluchestanContinue reading “Ebrahim Firouzi in Iran”

IRAN: ‘NINE CHRISTIANS JAILED FOR LEAVING ISLAM’

Originally posted on VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED:
Photo: BosNewsLife.com TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)– An Iranian court has sentenced a pastor and eight fellow members of the big evangelical Church of Iran movement to jail for leaving Islam. Church leader Matthias Haghnejad and the other believers were each sentenced to five years imprisonment after a short hearing…

Iranian persecution

Iranian Christian heads to prison rather than renounce her faith Iranian Christian Fatemeh Bakhteri is behind bars in Tehran’s brutal Evin Prison today – because she refused to renounce her faith. Fatemeh (also known as Ailar) has just started serving a one-year sentence because her Christian activities were deemed ‘propaganda against the state’. Friends sayContinue reading “Iranian persecution”

More Iranian arrests

Eight converts from Islam to Christianity were arrested in the Iranian city of Bushehr on 1 July. Their Bibles, laptops and phones were also seized by Ministry of Intelligence agents. Computer hard drives and CCTV footage were taken from the workplaces of some. Khatoon (aged 61) was released the same day, but the younger onesContinue reading “More Iranian arrests”

Iranian Christians’ appeal

Pray for the bet Tamraz family in Iran Please pray for Pastor Victor bet Tamraz, his wife Shamiram Issavi Khabizeh and their son Ramiel bet Tamraz (pictured). Shamiram is due in court next Tuesday (3 September) to hear the verdict of her appeal against a five-year prison sentence imposed because of her Christian activities. It had been expected that Victor and Ramiel wouldContinue reading “Iranian Christians’ appeal”