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...
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,...
Iran: Christian convert starts two-year prison sentence

Iran: Christian convert starts two-year prison sentence

Iranian Christians request prayer for Fariba Dalir as she serves a two-year prison sentence for “acting against national security by establishing and leading an Evangelical Christian church.” In July 2021 agents from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)...