Iran: Update on court hearing for Ismaeil Maghrebinejad

Iran: Update on court hearing for Ismaeil Maghrebinejad

On 1 November MEC requested prayer for the court hearing of Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad on 2 November. Close contacts with Ismaeil report that the hearing went well, that the judge accepted the lawyer Ismaeil proposed for his defence and that Ismaeil was...
Iran: Court hearing for Christian convert

Iran: Court hearing for Christian convert

Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad who is scheduled to attend a court hearing on 2 November. Ismaeil (65) was arrested in Shiraz on 25 January and was harshly interrogated with no respect for his age. He was charged with...
Iran: Ebrahim Firouzi released from prison

Iran: Ebrahim Firouzi released from prison

Iranian Christians are delighted to report that Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi has been released from prison. Ebrahim was released from Rajaei Shahr prison in Karaj on 26 October, but will soon begin to serve two years’ internal exile in Sarbaz on the border with...
Algeria: Another church to be closed

Algeria: Another church to be closed

Algerian Christians request continued prayer as the systematic government campaign to close churches escalates. On 17 October, another church was informed that it will soon be  closed. Christians, who demonstrated peacefully were violently arrested by the police....
Iran: Nine converts from Rasht get five years each

Iran: Nine converts from Rasht get five years each

Iranian Christians request prayer for nine men of the “Church of Iran” denomination who have each received a five-year prison sentence due to their Christian faith and activity. Abdolreza (Matthias) Haghnejad was arrested on 10 February when Iranian security...
Algeria: Campaign against churches escalates

Algeria: Campaign against churches escalates

Algerian Christians request continued prayer as the systematic government campaign to close churches escalates. On 15 October 2019 the Gendarmerie closed three church buildings, the Full Gospel Church of Tizi Ouzou, the church of Makouda and the church of Tafat. The...