Iranian Christians give thanks to God for the release from prison yesterday (1st August) of Maryam Naghash Zargaran.
A convert from Islam, Maryam has served a four-year sentence in the women’s ward of Evin Prison in Tehran. She was imprisoned on 15th July 2013 after she was found guilty of “propagating against the Islamic regime, and colluding to undermine national security”.
Maryam suffers from heart disease, for which she requires regular medical attention. Harsh prison conditions have also resulted in her suffering from depression.
MAY BE CIRCULATED TO GENERAL MAILING LISTS, OUTSIDE ORGANISATIONS, AND QUOTED FROM FREELY IN REPORTS CITING “MIDDLE EAST CONCERN” AS THE SOURCE OF THE INFORMATION.
Iranian Christians request prayer:
a. that the Lord will strengthen Maryam mentally and physically
b. that Maryam will receive the medical attention she needs
c. for a joyful reunion with family, and that Maryam will adjust well to ordinary life after her long prison sentence
d. that those responsible for the persecution of Christians in Iran will love mercy, act justly, learn about Jesus and choose to follow Him