Algeria: Court Orders Another Church to Close

Algeria: Court Orders Another Church to Close

Christians request prayer for a church in Ain Turk, near Oran, ordered to close by the administrative court of Oran on 20 January 2020. The church of “The House of Hope” was sealed by an executive order from the Governor of Oran in October 2017. On 10 June 2018 the...
Iran: Concerns about arrested Christian convert

Iran: Concerns about arrested Christian convert

Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian convert and activist Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi, who remains unaccounted for since her arrest in Tehran on 12 January. Fatemeh, or Mary as she likes to be known, was near Azadi Square in Tehran while protests were underway...
Iran: Christian convert receives three year prison sentence

Iran: Christian convert receives three year prison sentence

Iranian Christians request prayer after Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad received a three-year prison sentence for “insulting Islamic sacred beliefs.” Ismaeil (65) was arrested in Shiraz on 25 January 2019 and charged initially with “propaganda against the...
Iran: Annual Report on Rights Violations Released

Iran: Annual Report on Rights Violations Released

Middle East Concern, in collaboration with Open Doors International, Article 18 and CSW has released the 2019 report on violations of the rights of Christians in Iran. During 2019, Iranian Christians, along with other religious minorities, continued to suffer multiple...
Algeria: Another church closed by government

Algeria: Another church closed by government

Algerian Christians request prayer for a church in the city of Oran after a court ordered its closure on 12 January 2020. Twelve churches affiliated with the EPA (Église Protestante d’Algérie), the umbrella organisation for Protestant churches, have been ordered...
Iran: Assyrian Christian to start prison sentence

Iran: Assyrian Christian to start prison sentence

Friends and family of Ramiel Bet Tamraz request prayer as he has been summoned to Evin Prison Tuesday (7 January) to serve a prison sentence. On 26 August 2016 Ramiel, a Christian from an ethnic Assyrian background, was arrested with four Christian convert friends...