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 2018 report on violations of the rights of Christians in Iran. During 2018, the Iranian Christian community, along with other religious minorities, continued to...
Iraq: Christians facing intimidation

Iraq: Christians facing intimidation

Christians in Iraq request prayer following two shooting incidents outside churches in the villages of Bartella and Qaraqosh, in the first week of December 2018. On 1 December, several cars parked in front of the Syrian Catholic “St George” church in Bartella. They...
Algeria: Update on Christians acquitted of charges

Algeria: Update on Christians acquitted of charges

Christians in Algeria ask for prayer for five Christians recently acquitted of proselytism and blasphemy charges. On 26 December 2018, MEC reported that four Christians from Muslim backgrounds, including three from the same family, were acquitted of proselytism...
Algeria: Christians acquitted on all charges

Algeria: Christians acquitted on all charges

At the end of November MEC requested prayer for four Christians, including three from the same family, who were to appear in court on 25 December in Province of Bouira, in the Kabylie region. At that court hearing, all charges against the Christian defendants were...
Iran: Christian couple arrested in Mashhad

Iran: Christian couple arrested in Mashhad

Iranian Christians request prayer for a Christian family following a raid on their home in Mashhad, north-east Iran. On 6 December 2018, several intelligence agents raided the home of Amir Taleipour (39) and his wife Mahnaz Harati (36). They proceeded to arrest Amir...
Iran: Four Christian Converts Detained

Iran: Four Christian Converts Detained

Iranian Christians request prayer for four Iranian Christian converts who have been detained in Ahvaz since 2 December. About thirteen plain-clothed Revolutionary Guards conducted raids on four homes on the morning of 2 December, arresting Shima Zanganeh (27),...