Iran: Upcoming Appeal Hearing

Iran: Upcoming Appeal Hearing

On 26 August MEC issued an email requesting prayer for an appeal court hearing scheduled for 3 September in which three separate cases would be considered. Iranian Christians report that it now seems likely that only two of the defendants will have their sentences...
Iran: Update on recent court hearings for Iranian converts

Iran: Update on recent court hearings for Iranian converts

On 27 July Mahrokh (Roksare) Kanbari (65) attended Karaj Islamic Revolutionary Court to answer charges of “acting against national security.” Commenting on the court hearing on Saturday, friends said that the judge was very rude and tried to humiliate Mahrokh after...
Iran: Court hearing for converts postponed after judge refuses lawyer

Iran: Court hearing for converts postponed after judge refuses lawyer

Iranian Christians request prayer for nine Christian converts associated with the “Church of Iran” who attended an aborted court hearing on 24 July. The men were arrested in raids on house churches earlier this year. Seven of them were released on bail, the two...
Iran: Upcoming court hearing for Christian convert

Iran: Upcoming court hearing for Christian convert

Friends of Christian convert Mahrokh (Roksare) Kanbari request prayer as she has been summoned to Karaj Islamic Revolutionary Court on 27 July. In December 2018, shortly before Christmas, three agents from Iranian intelligence raided the home of Mahrokh (65) and...
Syria: Bomb attack on Qamishli church

Syria: Bomb attack on Qamishli church

On Thursday 11 July, the Syriac Orthodox church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli, North East Syria, was targeted in a car bomb attack. Although there are no known fatalities, state media reported that 11 civilians were injured and that the church and nearby properties...