Iran: Christians released early from prison

Iran: Christians released early from prison

Iranian Christians are thankful that Sasan Khosravi and Habib Heydari have been released early from Bushehr Central Prison. Habib and Sasan were arrested with others (mainly family members) in Bushehr in south Iran on 1 July 2019. In June 2020, seven of those arrested...
Iran: Released pastor rearrested on old charges

Iran: Released pastor rearrested on old charges

Iranian Christians request prayer for pastor Abdolreza (Matthias) Haghnejad and his family after he was rearrested to serve a sentence that had been overturned in 2014. Matthias was released from Anzali Prison near Rasht on 30 December after the Iranian Supreme Court...
Libya: Authorities act against Christmas celebrations

Libya: Authorities act against Christmas celebrations

Christians in Libya request prayer due to continued anti-Christian actions on part of the authorities. At the end of December, the ministry of interior issued a warning to citizens “not to celebrate Christmas on New Year’s eve,“ which apparently the authorities...
Northern Cyprus: Court hearing postponed

Northern Cyprus: Court hearing postponed

On the evening of 9 January, Ryan Keating was informed that his court hearing scheduled for the following day had been postponed to 16 February. He was not told the reason for the postponement. The hearing is in relation to new charges concerning a large number of...
Northern Cyprus: Court hearing postponed

North Cyprus: New charges brought against Ryan Keating

Christians in Cyprus request prayer for a court hearing in Famagusta on 10 January. Ryan Keating faces new charges related to the Christian material confiscated during a raid on business premises that also serve as their church meeting place. In January 2021 Police...