Iran: Three converts arrested

Iranian Christians request prayer for Ismail Narimanpour, Mohammad Ali Torabi and Alireza Vark Shah who were arrested by intelligence agents on 19 April in Dezful, Khuzestan province in south-west Iran. According to Mohabbat News, Ismail’s home was raided at 7 a.m.... read more

Somaliland: Trial underway

After a two-day postponement, several people detained since January had their first hearing today (19 April) in Hargeisa with various international observers present. They are charged with offences against the state religion (Islam) and inciting others to disobey laws... read more

Algeria: Court hearing postponed

Christians in Algeria ask for continued prayer for Pastor Rachid Seighir, and his bookshop assistant Nouh Hamami, as their appeal hearing has been postponed to 16 May. Pastor Rachid leads the Oran City church (L’Oratoire) and also owns a book and stationery shop,... read more

Iran: Christian convert released from prison

Friends of Christian convert MajidReza Souzanchi, thankful for his recent release from prison, request prayer. MajidReza Souzanchi Kushani was arrested at a house church in November 2017 and imprisoned in Evin Prison. He was charged with promoting house churches, in... read more

Somaliland: Trial date set for detainees

A 17 April trial date has been set for several people detained since January. On 21 and 22 January 2021, police in Hargeisa, Somaliland arrested Mohamed, Hamdi, an Ethiopian woman, Aster, and Hamdi A, a Somali woman. Mohamed and Hamdi’s baby was detained with... read more

Somaliland: Prayer for detainees

On 21 and 22 January 2021, police in Hargeisa, Somaliland arrested Mohamed and Hamdi and their new-born baby, as well as an Ethiopian woman, Aster and Hamdi A, a Somali woman. On 14 and 15 February additional arrests took place in Hargeisa.  On 4 April 2021, the... read more

North Cyprus: Update on Ryan Keating’s situation

Continued prayer is requested for Ryan Keating, who has been charged with illegally importing Christian materials into North Cyprus. He faces travel restrictions while the case is in progress and the possibility of a large fine if convicted. On 31 March Ryan presented... read more

Iran: Update – Christian converts summoned to prison

Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian converts Homayoun Zhaveh (62) and his wife Sara Ahmadi (42) who have been summoned to serve prison sentences due to their house church activities. Homayoun suffers from advanced Parkinson’s disease. In June 2019,... read more

Egypt: Convert beaten

On 17 March “Brother P,” was lured from his house by his neighbours and beaten due to his conversion to Christianity. His house and belongings were also damaged. Brother P has a physical disability that prevented him from escaping. Other Christians who... read more

Turkey: Pastor awaits hearing verdict

Pastor Michael Feulner thanks those who have been praying for him and requests continued prayer as he waits for the results of a 22 March court hearing contesting a security designation that could effectively ban him from the country. Michael, a German citizen, came... read more

Algeria: Christian faces five-year prison term

Algerian Christians request prayer for Hamid, a convert from Islam, convicted of blasphemy after losing an appeal. Hamid (43), married with four children (ages 6, 4, 3 years and five-months-old), has known Jesus since 2001. In 2018 he shared a caricature of the... read more

Iran: Prison terms expected to start soon

Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian converts Homayoun Zhaveh (62) and his wife Sara Ahmadi (42) who are expecting to be summoned to serve prison sentences on account of their house church activities. Homayoun, who suffers from advanced Parkinson’s disease,... read more