Iran: Update on Christians summoned to serve sentences

Iran: Update on Christians summoned to serve sentences

On 30 August MEC requested prayer for Iranian Christians ordered to present themselves at Evin Prison for their sentences to be carried out. Since then, Iranian-Armenian pastor Joseph Shahbazian has started serving his 10-year prison sentence and Christian convert...
Iran: Christians summoned to serve sentences

Iran: Christians summoned to serve sentences

Iranian Christians request prayer for four Christians who were ordered on 28 August to present themselves at Evin Prison for their sentences to be carried out. On 30 June 2020 a gathering of around 30 Christians in a private home in Tehran was raided by security...
Sudan: Court hearing for Christians accused of apostasy

Sudan: Court hearing for Christians accused of apostasy

Four Christians in Darfur accused of apostasy will have their first court hearing on 30 August. The prosecutor and investigator will present evidence, after which the judge will decide whether to continue the case or acquit the defendants. The four were arrested on 22...
Iran: Convert couple detained in Evin Prison

Iran: Convert couple detained in Evin Prison

Iranian Christians request prayer for Homayoun Zhaveh and his wife Sara Ahmadi who were detained on 13 August after being summoned to Evin Prison in Tehran. Initially arrested by Iranian intelligence in June 2019. Homayoun was released after a month, but Sara spent 67...
Iran: Applications from Christian prisoners being refused

Iran: Applications from Christian prisoners being refused

Iranian Christians request prayer for Iranian Armenian Anooshavan Avedian and Christian convert Abbas Souri after their request for a retrial was refused, and also for Christian convert Fariba Dalir, whose application for conditional release or leave from prison has...
Sudan: Four men accused of apostasy 

Sudan: Four men accused of apostasy 

On 22 June, 2022, a building belonging to a Baptist Church in Zallingei, Darfur, was raided. Four Christians were detained and some of the church’s property confiscated (including Bibles and technical equipment). The four young believers were beaten and mistreated...