Iran: Christian convert released on bail still faces charges 

Iran: Christian convert released on bail still faces charges 

On 28 January Anahita (Anna) Khademi, the wife of pastor Abdolreza (Matthias) Haghnejad was released on bail of 180 million tomans (approximately  US $4,000). She still faces charges, including  “propaganda against the system” and “disturbing public opinion.” On 3...

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Israel: Christians targeted by extremists

Israel: Christians targeted by extremists

Prayer is requested after a number of attacks against the Armenian community in Jerusalem. On 11 January extremists graffitied hate speech on the exterior of buildings in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City. Slogans included “Revenge,” “Death to Christians,” “Death...

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Iran: Christian converts arrested 

Iran: Christian converts arrested 

Iranian Christians request prayer for pastor Abdolreza (Matthias) Haghnejad and his wife Anahita (Anna) Khademi after their recent arrest in Bandar Anzali, north Iran. On 26 December intelligence agents raided a house church while a Christmas celebration was...

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North Cyprus: Update on hearing

North Cyprus: Update on hearing

At a 22 December court hearing in Famagusta, charges of giving training related to barista skills and wine appreciation without authorisation were read out against Ryan Keating. His lawyer told the court the charges are politically motivated and a violation of his...

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North Cyprus:  Ryan Keating facing new charges

North Cyprus:  Ryan Keating facing new charges

At a 22 December hearing, Ryan Keating faces new charges, this time regarding training provided at Exile Café in Famagusta. In September, police in Famagusta requested the public prosecutor to press charges against Ryan for giving training related to barista skills...

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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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