Iran: Christian convert unconditionally released from prison

Iranian Christians are thankful that Rokhsareh (Mahrokh) Ghanbari has been informed by prison authorities that she is released from her prison sentence. Mahrokh was convicted of “propaganda against the system” after a hearing at Karaj Revolutionary Court on 27 July... read more

Iraq: Missing aid workers released

Christians in Iraq and France rejoice in the release of four aid workers, missing for more than two months. The employees of SOS Chretiens d’Orient (SOS Christians of the Middle East), three French nationals and one Iraqi, were in Baghdad doing administrative... read more

Iran: Term of exile increased for Christian convert

Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi who has had his period of exile extended by eleven months. In November 2019, after completing a five-year prison sentence on charges of “acting against national security,” Ebrahim started serving... read more

Iran: second prison sentence for Iranian convert

Family and friends  request prayer after Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad was given a second prison sentence – two years’ for “membership of a group hostile to the regime,” in addition to an existing three years’ sentence for “insulting Islamic sacred... read more

Iran: Hearing postponed for Mary Mohammadi

Christian convert Mary (Fatemeh) Mohammadi is thankful for concern and support and that her court hearing scheduled for 2 March was postponed. Mary (21) was arrested on 12 January near Azadi Square in Tehran while protests were underway following the downing Ukrainian... read more

Israel: Messianic congregation responds to opposition

Messianic Jews in Israel are thankful that, in answer to prayer, a potentially worrying incident at Kehilat Hasdey Yeshua – a Messianic congregation in the Negev – appears to have had a positive outcome. Kehilat Hasdey Yeshua meets in a warehouse in the... read more

Iran: Mary Mohammadi released on bail

Iranian Christians are pleased that Christian convert Mary (Fatemeh) Mohammadi has been released conditionally from Qarchak women’s prison, Varamin. Mary (21) was arrested on 12 January near Azadi Square in Tehran while protests were underway following the downing... read more

Iran: Appeal hearing for Iranian Christians

The appeal hearing scheduled for 24 February to review the sentences of Assyrian pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, his wife Shamiram Issavi Khabizeh, and three Christian converts has been postponed once again. Three long-standing related cases have been combined and are under... read more

Iran: Appeal hearing for Iranian Christians

Iranian Christians request prayer for an appeal hearing on 24 February to review the sentences of Assyrian pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, his wife Shamiram Issavi Khabizeh, and three Christian converts. The hearing will combine three long-standing related cases. The first... read more

Iran: Mary Mohammadi abused and facing criminal charges

Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian convert Mary (Fatemeh) Mohammadi who is now known to be in Qarchak women’s prison, suffering from physical abuse she has received while in detention. Mary (21) was arrested on 12 January near Azadi Square in Tehran while... read more

Turkey: Assyrian Christians request prayer

Assyrian Christians in Turkey request prayer for an elderly couple missing from their village since 11 January. Hurmuz and Shimoni Diril, parents of Remzi Diril, a priest in the Chaldean Church in Istanbul, are the only Christian residents of the village of Kovankaya... read more