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”

Iran-Sevada Aghasar

  Pray for this man arrested simultaneously with Ebrahim Firouuzi in August 2013 and sentenced to five years for “action against national security” presently on bail till he appears at appeals court. He served six months in 2013. UPDATE…RELEASED Good news from Iran and updates from China & Eritrea View this email in your browserContinue reading “Iran-Sevada Aghasar”

More news from Iran

  News Crackdown on Iranian believers continues Becoming a Christian in Iran is fraught with danger – as the recent arrest of many believers with a Muslim background makes clear. Two more were detained in Shiraz and Esfahan in January. These are just the latest in a wave of arrests targeting the Christian community whichContinue reading “More news from Iran”

Many more Iranian believers arrested

Please pray for our family in Iran amid a wave of arrests The church in Iran is on high alert after more than 150 Christians were detained in just a few weeks. In late-November, about 70 Christians were arrested near Karaj, Alborz province, while a further 30 arrests were made in Damavand and other partsContinue reading “Many more Iranian believers arrested”

The Tide of Government Persecution in Iran.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Over 100 Iranian Christians Arrested by Intelligence Officials Iranian Authorities Attempt to Intimidate Christians into Silence Ahead of Christmas Celebrations They forget that Christ said he will build his church… 12/06/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that during the month of November, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry launched anContinue reading “The Tide of Government Persecution in Iran.”