Middle East: Pray for couple’s resettlement interview

Middle East: Pray for couple’s resettlement interview

Rama and Joseph request prayer for a resettlement interview scheduled for 28 October 2021. As MEC previously reported, Rama and Joseph fled Syria because of family threats due to their marriage. Rama is a convert from Islam, while Joseph is from a Christian...
Algeria: Imminent appeal hearing

Algeria: Imminent appeal hearing

The appeal hearing for Foudhil Bahloul, who in July received a six month prison sentence for receiving “illegal donations,” will be heard on 27 October 2021. Foudhil (35), a Christian from a Muslim background, ​​​​​​​was sentenced to six months...
Iran: Missing convert located

Iran: Missing convert located

Iranian Christians are thankful that Ayoub Poor-Rezazade has been released on bail. Ayoub was arrested with two other Christian converts on 5 September. There had been no news from him or about him since 8 September, causing consternation, especially since his friends...
Algeria: Sentence upheld by appeal court 

Algeria: Sentence upheld by appeal court 

On 26 September, the regional court of appeals upheld a previous court verdict against pastor Rachid Seighir and his bookshop assistant, Nouh Hamimi. Christians in Algeria request continued prayer for both, as they continue to further appeal this verdict. Both were...
Iran: Two converts freed on bail, one still missing

Iran: Two converts freed on bail, one still missing

Iranian Christians are thankful that Morteza Mashhoudkari and Ahmad Sarparast have been released from prison, but concerns remain for their friend Ayoub Poor-Rezazade whose location is still unknown. Morteza (38), Ayoub (28) and Ahmad (25) were arrested in Rasht on 5...