Iraq: intimidation of Nineveh Plain Christians

Iraq: intimidation of Nineveh Plain Christians

Iraqi Christians asked us to pray for the town of Bartella, a predominantly Christian town in the Nineveh Plains, east of Mosul, where Christian communities are facing growing intimidation and threats from ethnically Shabak militias. Bartella was among the towns from...
Algeria: another church closure in Tizi Ouzou Province

Algeria: another church closure in Tizi Ouzou Province

Algerian Christians request prayer following the closure of another church on 6 August. The church in Boudjima, 25km from Tizi Ouzou, was sealed closed by officers of the National Gendarmerie, upon the orders of the governor of Tizi Ouzou Province. This church is...
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: Sevada Aghasar, conditionally released from prison

Iran: Sevada Aghasar, conditionally released from prison

Iranian Christians are delighted to report that Sevada Aghasar, an ethnic Armenian, has been conditionally released from prison. Following an unsuccessful appeal, Sevada Aghasar was summoned to serve a five-year prison sentence in 2017, more than two years after he...
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...