Iranian Christians request prayer for Mrs. Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh, the wife of Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, whose court hearing has been postponed again.
Mrs. Shamiram was called to attend a hearing on 31st July in Tehran at Branch 26 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court. The judge assigned to the case is Mr Ahmadzadeh. However, her hearing was postponed until Monday, 21st August 2017.
On 21st August 2017, Mrs. Shamiram and her lawyer appeared in court and requested another postponement, in order to gather more information and to better prepare for the hearing.
Mrs. Shamiram suffers from minor heart problems.
Mrs. Shamiram was summoned by the authorities in June 2017 to Branch 3 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court, and charged with “participating in foreign seminars” and “acting against Iranian national security” as a church member. She was released after one day, on bail of 100 million Tomans (approximately US$30,000).
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Iranian Christians request prayer:
a. that the judge will acquit Mrs. Shamiram and that the bail money will be returned to the family
b. that the lawyer would act with wisdom and care in defending Mrs. Shamiram
c. that the Lord would restore Mrs. Shamiram to full health
d. that those responsible for persecuting Christians in Iran will love mercy, act justly, learn about Jesus and choose to follow Him