Iran: Prayer for a Christian convert in exile

Iran: Prayer for a Christian convert in exile

Friends of Christian convert Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi request prayer as he serves a term of internal exile in Borazjan, in the south of Iran. Youhan was arrested in May 2016 (in Rasht, along with pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, Yousef’s wife Tina and two others) and...
Iran: Christian convert faces propaganda charge

Iran: Christian convert faces propaganda charge

Iranian Christians are thankful that a new charge against convert Ebrahim Firouzi has been rejected through lack of evidence and the case closed. In 2013, Ebrahim was arrested and sentenced to one year in prison and two years of internal exile in the remote town of...
Iran: Appeal denied, Christian couple reaches safety

Iran: Appeal denied, Christian couple reaches safety

The appeal of Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz (sentenced to ten years in prison) and his wife Shamiram Issavi Khabizeh (sentenced to five years in prison) has been denied. After many postponements, Pastor Victor was informed on 19 July that their appeal has been rejected....
Iran: Christian converts in Rasht sentenced

Iran: Christian converts in Rasht sentenced

Iranian Christians request prayer for four Christian converts in Rasht who have been given  heavy prison sentences for ‘actions against national security,’ ‘attending home churches’ and ‘spreading Zionist Christianity.’ On 1 August Ramin Hassanpour was sentenced to...
Iran: Excessive bail demanded for Christians

Iran: Excessive bail demanded for Christians

Iranian Christians request prayer as authorities are demanding exorbitant amounts for bail for the leader and members of a church group recently targeted by Iranian security.  Joseph Shahbazian, 56, an Iranian-Armenian church group leader, was arrested on 30 June. He...