Four more Iranian believers sentenced

Details have emerged of the harsh treatment of four Christian converts sentenced in October to a combined 35 years in prison. Mehdi Akbari, Fatemeh Sharifi and Simin Soheilinia were each sentenced to ten years in prison and Mehdi Roohparvar to five, all on the same charge of “acting against national security by forming a house-church”. Mehdi andContinue reading “Four more Iranian believers sentenced”

Lashes for taking Communion

IRAN: Mohammadreza Omidi lashed for taking Communion wine On 14 October, Christian convert Mohammadreza Omidi (47) was given eighty lashes for drinking wine as part of Holy Communion. He received a summons on 10 October from the authorities in his home city of Rasht to travel there at his own expense from Borazjan, over 1,000 km away,Continue reading “Lashes for taking Communion”

IRAN: Authorities continue to harass Ebrahim Firouzi in exile

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.…

Christian adoptive parents not fit” to be parents!

A court has ruled that the adopted daughter of Christian couple Sam Khosravi and Maryam Falahi, both converts from Islam, must be taken from them as they are “not fit” to be her parents. Sam and Maryam, from Bushehr in southwest Iran, adopted Lydia from an orphanage as a three-month old baby in February 2019.Continue reading “Christian adoptive parents not fit” to be parents!”

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”

News of some of the many Iranians still imprisoned.

IRAN Homayoun (62), who has Parkinson’s Disease, is currently serving a two-year jail sentence in Iran for being a member of a house church (Farsi speaking churches composed mainly of converts from Islam). His wife Sara (42) is serving an eight-year sentence because she was not only a member but also active in organising theContinue reading “News of some of the many Iranians still imprisoned.”

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”