Algeria: Pastor’s sentence upheld

Algeria: Pastor’s sentence upheld

Pastor Youssef Ourahmane, vice-president of the EPA, requests continued prayer after a 2 May appeal verdict, which confirmed a previous sentence of one year applied imprisonment as well as a 100.000 DZD (approximately US$ 735) fine on charges of holding an...

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Iran: Prayer for Iranian-Armenian pastor in prison

Iran: Prayer for Iranian-Armenian pastor in prison

Iranian-Armenian pastor Anooshavan Avedian (61) is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence in Evin Prison, Tehran. He was arrested along with two Christian converts when around 30 intelligence agents raided a private Christian gathering in Narmak, North Tehran on...

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Algeria: Appeal hearing soon 

Algeria: Appeal hearing soon 

Pastor Youssef Ourahmane, vice-president of the EPA, and the church in Algeria request prayer for his scheduled 26 March 2024 appeal of his prison sentence and fine. On 27 November, 2023, Pastor Youssef was sentenced to one year in prison and  fined for 100.000 DZD...

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Türkiye: Worshipper shot dead by extremists

Türkiye: Worshipper shot dead by extremists

Church leaders request prayer after the killing of Tuncer Cihan by two extremists at Santa Maria Catholic Church in Büyükdere, Istanbul. On Sunday 28 January at around 11:40 a.m., two masked gunmen entered Santa Maria church during mass  At first firing shots into the...

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Iran: Update on Christian convert brothers

Iran: Update on Christian convert brothers

Friends and family of Alireza and Amir Nourmohammadi are grateful that they were released conditionally following their arrest in December, but request prayer as they face prosecution for their Christian activities. The brothers were arrested, along with Milad...

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Iran: Convert brothers detained by Iranian intelligence

Iran: Convert brothers detained by Iranian intelligence

On 11 December 2023 Christian converts Alireza and Amir Nourmohammadi were arrested along with Milad Goodarzi in Karaj by officers of the Iranian intelligence department. Milad was released after several hours but told to expect a further summons for questioning....

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Israel: Mob attack in Armenian Quarter

Israel: Mob attack in Armenian Quarter

On 28 December a mob of 30 masked men armed with pepper spray and various weapons entered the Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City and tried to remove barricades to allow access for bulldozers.  When Armenian Christian inhabitants resisted, the mob attacked them....

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Iran: Update on detained Christian convert

Iran: Update on detained Christian convert

After being detained for several hours, Milad Goodarzi has been allowed to return home. Milad's home in Karaj was raided on 11 December by four members of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence who confiscated his laptop and mobile phone and took him away for...

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Iran: Christian convert detained after raid on home

Iran: Christian convert detained after raid on home

Iranian Christians request prayer for Milad Goodarzi whose home in Karaj was raided on 11 December by four members of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence. Milad was arrested and has been taken to an unknown destination. Milad had been released from Karaj Central...

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Algeria: Church leader loses appeal

Algeria: Church leader loses appeal

An appeal court has sentenced Pastor Youssef Ourahmane, the vice president of the EPA, to one year in prison and a fine of 100.000 DZD (approx US$ 725). Algerian Christians request continued prayer for him and the church. Pastor Ourahmane is a senior pastor overseeing...

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