Iran: Excessive bail demanded for Christians

Iran: Excessive bail demanded for Christians

Iranian Christians request prayer as authorities are demanding exorbitant amounts for bail for the leader and members of a church group recently targeted by Iranian security.  Joseph Shahbazian, 56, an Iranian-Armenian church group leader, was arrested on 30 June. He...
Iran: Christian convert – prison sentences appealed

Iran: Christian convert – prison sentences appealed

Prayer is requested for Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad (65) after, on appeal, one prison sentence was overturned, one was reduced and one was upheld. Ismaeil received three prison sentences following his violent arrest at home in Shiraz in January 2019. In...
Iraq: Displaced Christians in need of prayer

Iraq: Displaced Christians in need of prayer

Christians in Iraq request prayer for Christian and Kurdish families impacted by Turkish bombardments of and incursions into Northern Iraq. About 80 families from the Zakho district fled the area bordering Turkey to the center of the district. Ten churches are...
Iran: Coordinated arrests of Christians

Iran: Coordinated arrests of Christians

Iranian Christians request prayer after Revolutionary Guard agents arrested at least twelve Christians in three different cities. It is believed an informant gained Christians’ trust, infiltrated their network and helped Iranian security identify particular...
Iran: Christian converts sentenced

Iran: Christian converts sentenced

Iranian Christians request prayer, after seven converts in Bushehr were given prison sentences or fined. They plan to appeal. Brothers Sam and Sasan Khosravi, their wives Maryam and Marjan Falahi, Habib Heydari, Pooriya Peyma and his wife Fatemeh Talebi were arrested...