IRAN-Pastor’s wife gets five-year jail sentence

LATEST: 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 followedContinue reading “IRAN-Pastor’s wife gets five-year jail sentence”

Iranian Christian Converts, Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Askari charged.

LATEST: Hadi Askari released on bail Hadi Askari (40) a Christian convert from Islam, has been granted conditional release from prison in Iran after posting bail. He left Evin Prison on Wednesday 11 April after twenty months’ imprisonment and is now waiting for his appeal against his ten-year sentence to be heard.  Read the full story IranianContinue reading “Iranian Christian Converts, Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Askari charged.”

Two Christians in Iran given eight-year prison sentences

Two Christians in Iran appeal over eight-year prison sentences. Apr. 05, 2018 | Iran Two Believers Await Ruling on Eight-Year Prison Terms Two Iranian Christians continue to await a judge’s decision on their appeal of prison sentences they received in December 2017. Eskander Rezaie and Suroush Saraie, both of whom have been previously imprisoned, face eight-yearContinue reading “Two Christians in Iran given eight-year prison sentences”

Trump Administration betrays Iranian Christian refugees

1 March 2018 The United States’ rejection of the asylum applications of around 100 Iranian Christian refugees is an insult to the country’s Christian and humanitarian heritage. The Christian refugees, many of whom can recount stories of the discrimination and persecution they have experienced at the hands of Iranian authorities, now have less than a week toContinue reading “Trump Administration betrays Iranian Christian refugees”

Iran: Another Christian Convert Arrested in South-Western Iran

Latest:  IRAN: Abdol-Ali Pourmand released on bail   Christian convert Abdol-Ali Pourmand (38) was temporarily released on 25 November, after five weeks in prison, on a heavy bail equivalent to approximately €51,000. Pourmand, known as Elias among his fellow Christians, is a minister in the Payam-e Aramesh(Message of Peace) house church in the south-western city of Dezful inContinue reading “Iran: Another Christian Convert Arrested in South-Western Iran”

Another Iranian believer arrested.

LATEST: Iranian Christian Released on $60,000 Bail After Signing Blank Papers ICC Note: An Iranian Christian in Southwestern Iran has been released on $60,000 bail after having been imprisoned for slightly over a month. Mohammad Ali Torabi is one of two Christians who were recently forced to sign blank papers. These papers can now beContinue reading “Another Iranian believer arrested.”

Iranian Christian denied basic rights

Mohabat News – Since the family of the Christian convert prisoner, Abdol-Ali Pourmand, who has been in prison for two weeks, has not yet been officially informed of their loved one’s charges, their efforts to hire proper legal representation for him have been hindered. Mr. Pourmand (Elias) who is 38 years old, is one of the ministersContinue reading “Iranian Christian denied basic rights”

IRAN – Maryam released

 LATEST UPDATE Please continue to pray for our Iranian sister Maryam Naghash Zargaran. Despite herrelease from prison on August 1, she continues to face harassment: she has reportedly been banned from leaving Iran for six months. She has also raised concerns about inmates of Evin prison such as her being given anti-psychotic drugs without cause. Pray that GodContinue reading “IRAN – Maryam released”

Long prison sentences given to twelve Christians in Iran

UPDATE BELOW ** During the past week, we’ve received news that twelve Christians in Iran have been given heavy sentences of at least ten years in prison. The Christians comprise three separate cases of four men each, and include eight Iranian converts from Islam (including Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who was released from prison in 2012 after being sentencedContinue reading “Long prison sentences given to twelve Christians in Iran”