MEC publishes 2016 Annual Report

Middle East Concern (MEC) was established in 1991 to defend the religious freedom of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa. Since that time MEC has published Annual Reports only for MEC member organisations and member individuals. However, for the first time...
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Iran: Christian mother and son arrested in Urmia

On 20th February two Christian converts were arrested in Urmia (pictured), the capital of West Azerbaijan province in Iran. The home of Anousheh Reza-bakhsh (known as Veronika) and her son Soheil Zagarzadeh Sani (known as Augustine) was raided by Revolutionary Guard... read more

Sudan: Christian pardoned, two still imprisoned

Petr Jasek, one of the Christians who received lengthy prison sentences in Sudan on 29th January, has been given a presidential pardon and left Sudan on 26th February. The court had sentenced Mr Jasek to life in prison for espionage, to six months in prison for... read more