Iranian appeals sentences

  We thank God that our Iranian brother Ismaeil Maghrebinejad has had one of three prison sentences overturned and another reduced on appeal. The third sentence was upheld. Ismaeil is now due to serve seven months for ‘propaganda against the state’ and two years for ‘membership of a group hostile to the regime’. The court overturned the three-yearContinue reading “Iranian appeals sentences”

More Iranian Persecution

IRAN: 17 Christians arrested in coordinated raids Share this Revolutionary Guard intelligence agents arrested at least 17 Christians in coordinated raids in three Iranian cities (Tehran, Karaj and Malayer) on 30 June and 1 July. Dozens more Christians were ordered to provide their contact details and told they would be summoned for questioning soon. AtContinue reading “More Iranian Persecution”

Ramiel Bet Tamraz begins jail sentence in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison

Ramiel Bet Tamraz begins jail sentence in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison Updated 10/5/20 13 January 2020 Pastor’s son Ramiel Bet Tamraz was summoned to Iran’s Evin Prison, notorious for its harsh conditions, on 7 January to begin a jail sentence for “acting against national security”. The 35-year-old was given a four-month sentence, although the one month heContinue reading “Ramiel Bet Tamraz begins jail sentence in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison”

Some good news of the many Iranians still imprisoned.

Please also pray for Iranians Amin Khaki, a pastor, Here’s some good news to take us into the weekend (1/5/2020). Amin Khaki, an Iranian Christian, has been unconditionally released from prison. He was in prison for “propaganda against the regime and establishing house churches.” Take a moment to thank God for this news and prayContinue reading “Some good news of the many Iranians still imprisoned.”

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day: Revisiting Islam’s Greatest Slaughter of Christians

    Today, April 24, marks the “Great Crime,” that is, the genocide of Christians—mostly Armenians but also Assyrians and Greeks—that took place under the Islamic Ottoman Empire, throughout World War I. Then, in an attempt to wipe out as many Christians as possible, the Turks massacred approximately 1.5 million Armenians, 300,000 Assyrians, and 750,000Continue reading “Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day: Revisiting Islam’s Greatest Slaughter of Christians”

His Exile Extended 11 Months, Christian in Iran Finds Warm Welcome

Originally posted on VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED:
interview screenshot Be encouraged as you read this praise report! Morning Star News) – When a convert from Islam in Iran was sentenced to two years in exile in Sarbaz last year, the judge warned him that religious extremists in the remote desert town would treat him harshly.…

Roksari in Iran

This woman is released! BREAKING NEWS: Mahrokh Kanbari unconditionally released This afternoon, we heard the great news that Mahrokh Kanbari (for whom we have been praying this week as part of the Lent Prayer Project) was informed earlier today by prison authorities in Iran that she has been unconditionally released from the remainder of her one-year prisonContinue reading “Roksari in Iran”

Bakhrom in Tajikistan released.

Three-year sentence confirmed for Pastor Bakhrom Kholatov now completed Pastor Bakhrom, pictured with his wife Gulnora, two sons, Firdavs (now 21) and Firus (now 19), and  daughter, Gulnoza (now 14). Bakhrom was freed recently. Bakhrom Kholmatov, pastor of the Good News of Grace Protestant Church in Khujand, Sogd, northwest Tajikistan was arrested and imprisoned inContinue reading “Bakhrom in Tajikistan released.”