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: 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: three more converts detained in Rasht

Iran: three more converts detained in Rasht

Iranian Christians request prayer for six members of the “Church of Iran” – a denomination with an unconventional understanding of the Trinity – after three more converts were recently detained. Iranian security forces arrested Kamal Naamanian, Mohammed Vafada...
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...