Iran: further court hearings scheduled for Rasht believers

Iranian Christians request prayer prior to a second court hearing for Yousef Nadarkhani, Yaser Mosibzadeh, Saheb Fadayee and Mohammed Reza Omidi on charges of action against national security. Yaser, Saheb and Mohammed Reza were arrested at a house church gathering in...
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Sudan: update on imprisoned Christians

Christians in Sudan request prayer for four Christian men detained since December 2015 and on trial on several charges – some of which could result in the death penalty or life imprisonment. The men are: Rev. Hassan Abduraheem Kodi Taour (pictured right); Rev.... read more

Iran: violated rights of religious minorities

A group of 19 human rights organisations including Middle East Concern are calling on the international community and United Nations bodies to protect the rights of Christians in the Islamic Republic of Iran. In the summer of 2016 Iranian authorities increased their... read more

Algeria: update on Christian imprisoned for blasphemy

In August and September Middle East Concern issued prayer requests for Slimane Bouhafs (49), an Algerian Christian man who on 6th September was convicted of blasphemy and was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. Because of Slimane’s deteriorating health, his family... read more