Iran: Pray for convert in mourning 

Iran: Pray for convert in mourning 

Friends of Christian convert Nasser Navard Goltapeh request prayer for him after his mother, Sahab Fazli, passed away on 29 November. Nasser (61) was unexpectedly pardoned and released from prison on 17 October after having served half a 10-year sentence in Evin...

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Iran: Another Christian convert released 

Iran: Another Christian convert released 

Iranian Christians continue to rejoice after Fariba Dalir was released from Evin Prison on 18 October. This follows the release of Naser Navard Goltapeh the previous day. Fariba (52) was arrested along with five other Christians by agents of the Islamic Revolutionary...

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Turkey: Plot to kill church leaders? 

Turkey: Plot to kill church leaders? 

Christians in Turkey are asking Turkish authorities to thoroughly investigate and act following recent claims that an ultra-nationalist was planning to kill Christian leaders in Malatya in 2015/ 2016. On 25 August, Tolgahan, a young man with ultra-nationalist...

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Libya: Church about to be evicted

Libya: Church about to be evicted

The Union Church in Tripoli (UCT) has received an order to vacate their building by 27 September or be forcibly evicted. Christians in Libya request prayer for the UCT to find a new place of worship. With this eviction order, the UCT has lost use of the building where...

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Libya: Convert sentenced to death for apostasy

Libya: Convert sentenced to death for apostasy

Libyan Christians urge us to pray for a convert to Christianity sentenced to death by an appeals court in a city in western Libya. The young man, who accepted Jesus about four years ago, was arrested by militias and detained several times during the past few years....

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Sudan: Judge declines to let case proceed to court 

Sudan: Judge declines to let case proceed to court 

At a 30 August court hearing against four Christians in Darfur accused of apostasy, the judge referred the case back to the public prosecutor's office. As MEC previously reported, the four men were arrested on 22 June following a raid on a Baptist church building in...

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Iran: Update on Christians summoned to serve sentences

Iran: Update on Christians summoned to serve sentences

On 30 August MEC requested prayer for Iranian Christians ordered to present themselves at Evin Prison for their sentences to be carried out. Since then, Iranian-Armenian pastor Joseph Shahbazian has started serving his 10-year prison sentence and Christian convert...

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Iran: Christians summoned to serve sentences

Iran: Christians summoned to serve sentences

Iranian Christians request prayer for four Christians who were ordered on 28 August to present themselves at Evin Prison for their sentences to be carried out. On 30 June 2020 a gathering of around 30 Christians in a private home in Tehran was raided by security...

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Sudan: Court hearing for Christians accused of apostasy

Sudan: Court hearing for Christians accused of apostasy

Four Christians in Darfur accused of apostasy will have their first court hearing on 30 August. The prosecutor and investigator will present evidence, after which the judge will decide whether to continue the case or acquit the defendants. The four were arrested on 22...

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Iran: Convert couple detained in Evin Prison

Iran: Convert couple detained in Evin Prison

Iranian Christians request prayer for Homayoun Zhaveh and his wife Sara Ahmadi who were detained on 13 August after being summoned to Evin Prison in Tehran. Initially arrested by Iranian intelligence in June 2019. Homayoun was released after a month, but Sara spent 67...

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Iran: Applications from Christian prisoners being refused

Iran: Applications from Christian prisoners being refused

Iranian Christians request prayer for Iranian Armenian Anooshavan Avedian and Christian convert Abbas Souri after their request for a retrial was refused, and also for Christian convert Fariba Dalir, whose application for conditional release or leave from prison has...

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