Saudi Arabia: Wife confined by family

Saudi Arabia: Wife confined by family

Recently we asked for prayer for A., a Saudi convert to Christianity who has several court cases against him and is under pressure from his in-laws. On 5 May his wife was contacted by her family and told her mother was ill after receiving a Covid-19 vaccination. ...

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Iran: Christian converts charged under amended legislation

Iran: Christian converts charged under amended legislation

Iranian Christians request prayer for converts Amin Khaki, Milad Goodarzi and Alireza Nourmohammadi who have been charged with “propaganda that educates in a deviant way contrary to the holy religion of Islam.” On 5 May, summons were issued to Amin, Milad and Alireza,...

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Somaliland: Prayer needed for Tuesday hearing

Somaliland: Prayer needed for Tuesday hearing

On 11 May 2021 what is believed to be the final hearing in the trial of Mohamed and Hamdi, charged with “apostasy” and “spreading Christianity" is scheduled to take place. An expected final hearing for them and several co-defendants accused of crimes against Islam...

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Somaliland: Christians again face final trial

Somaliland: Christians again face final trial

On either Thursday 6 May or Saturday 8 May, two Christians, charged with "apostasy" and "spreading Christianity," and several co-defendants accused of crimes against Islam, will have what is expected to be their final court appearance. At that time defence lawyers...

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Iran: Convert awaiting summons to serve sentence

Iran: Convert awaiting summons to serve sentence

Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian convert Reza Zaeemi (40) from Karaj. Reza was arrested on the street by plainclothes security agents in November 2020. He was blindfolded, handcuffed, then interrogated for four hours. He was taken to a detention centre...

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Somaliland: Christians on trial

Somaliland: Christians on trial

The final hearing for several people detained since January will be held 2 May, with a verdict expected later that week. Those indicted are charged with offences against the state religion (Islam) and inciting others to disobey laws relating to public order. Three of...

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Saudi Arabia: Convert acquitted on theft charge

Saudi Arabia: Convert acquitted on theft charge

Further to yesterday's prayer request, at a court hearing today, 22 April, A., an Arab convert who has lived all his life in Saudi Arabia, was acquitted on theft charges. After he had helped his sister escape abuse because of her conversion to Christianity, he had...

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Saudi Arabia: Pray for court hearing

Saudi Arabia: Pray for court hearing

In March we requested prayer for A., an Arab convert who has lived all his life in Saudi Arabia. He is facing several court cases brought against him because of his faith, as well as violent threats against his wife and son. In last month's court hearing he was...

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Iran: Four converts arrested

Iran: Four converts arrested

Iranian Christians request prayer for Ismail Narimanpour, Mohammad Ali Torabi, Alireza Vark Shah and Hojjat Lotfi Khalaf who were arrested by intelligence agents on 19 April in Dezful, Khuzestan province in south-west Iran. According to Mohabbat News, Ismail’s home...

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Somaliland: Trial underway

Somaliland: Trial underway

After a two-day postponement, several people detained since January had their first hearing today (19 April) in Hargeisa with various international observers present. They are charged with offences against the state religion (Islam) and inciting others to disobey laws...

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Algeria: Court hearing postponed

Algeria: Court hearing postponed

Christians in Algeria ask for continued prayer for Pastor Rachid Seighir, and his bookshop assistant Nouh Hamami, as their appeal hearing has been postponed to 16 May. Pastor Rachid leads the Oran City church (L’Oratoire) and also owns a book and stationery shop,...

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