Iran: update on court hearing of Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh

Iran: update on court hearing of Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh

We recently requested prayer for Assyrian Christian Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh, facing an appeal hearing on 19 February. She is appealing a five years sentence, handed down on 6 January 2018, for acting against national security and acting against the regime by...
Iran: Christian convert released from Evin Prison

Iran: Christian convert released from Evin Prison

On 13 February MEC requested prayer for Simin Soheili and Yaser, Christian converts being held in Evin Prison, Tehran since 30 January 2019. We are glad to report that Simin was released on 14 February, but the conditions of her release are not known.   On 30...
Iran: Appeal hearing for Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh

Iran: Appeal hearing for Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh

Iranian Christians have requested prayer for an appeal hearing, to be held tomorrow (19 February), in the case of Assyrian Christian Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh. On 6 January 2018, Shamiram was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by Judge Ahmadzadeh of Tehran...
Iran: Christian couple arrested in Mashhad

Iran: Christian couple arrested in Mashhad

Iranian Christians request prayer for a Christian family following a raid on their home in Mashhad, north-east Iran. On 6 December 2018, several intelligence agents raided the home of Amir Taleipour (39) and his wife Mahnaz Harati (36). They proceeded to arrest Amir...
Algeria: Update on Christians facing proselytism charges

Algeria: Update on Christians facing proselytism charges

In recent weeks MEC has requested prayer for four Christians, including three from the same family, who were to appear in court on 6 November in Province of Bouira, in the Kabylie region. The hearing was postponed to 27 November. At that hearing, the court listened to...