Sudan: Update on convert couple facing adultery charges

Sudan: Update on convert couple facing adultery charges

At a court hearing on 12 May,  a pastor explained that, according to Christian marriage laws, Hamouda and Nada, both converts to Christianity, remain married despite being forced to divorce in an Islamic court. The pastor was the sole witness heard. Hamouda and Nada...
Iran: Iranian Armenian and two converts sentenced

Iran: Iranian Armenian and two converts sentenced

Iranian Christians request prayer for Anooshavan Avedian (60), an Iranian Armenian sentenced to ten years in prison for church activities, and converts Abbas Souri (45) and Maryam Mohammadi (46) who both received non-custodial sentences. Anooshavan, Abbas and Maryam...
Sudan: Update on convert couple facing adultery charges

Sudan: Convert couple facing adultery charges

A court hearing is scheduled for 12 May for Nada and Hamouda, both Muslim when they married in 2016. They have two children. Hamouda converted to Christianity in 2018. Nada’s family forced her to dissolve the marriage as apostasy was then a capital crime in...
Iran: Update – Two converts from Rasht released

Iran: Update – Two converts from Rasht released

In an update to the recent prayer prayer request on five Christian converts arrested in Rasht, Behnam Akhlaghi and Babak Hosseinzadeh have been released, but Ahmad (Youhana) Sarparast, Ayoub (Farzin) Pour-Rezazadeh and Morteza Mashhoodkari remain detained. The five...
Iran: Five converts re-arrested in Rasht

Iran: Five converts re-arrested in Rasht

Iranian Christians request prayer for five Christian converts arrested in Rasht following raids on their homes. On 8 May at about 10:30 p.m., security agents conducted simultaneous raids in Rasht on the homes of Behnam Akhlaghi, Babak Hosseinzadeh, Ahmad (Youhana)...
Iran: Christian convert arrested and wife interrogated

Iran: Christian convert arrested and wife interrogated

Iranian Christians request prayer for Rahmat Rostamipour (49) who remains detained after being arrested at his home in Anzali on 18 April. A dozen plain-clothes Iranian intelligence agents raided the house of Christian convert Rahmat early in the morning,...