Iran: Supreme Court to review converts’ prison sentences 

Iran: Supreme Court to review converts’ prison sentences 

Iranian Christians are encouraged that today (24 November) the high court in Tehran notified the lawyer representing nine Christian converts from Rasht that their five-year prison sentences were under review. They were arrested in four separate raids during a...

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Iran: Converts summoned to complete sentences

Iran: Converts summoned to complete sentences

Iranian Christians request prayer for Sasan Khosravi and Habib Heydari who have been told to report to Bushehr Central Prison on 11 November to complete one-year prison sentences. Habib, Sasan, Sasan’s wife Marjan, Sasan’s brother Sam and his wife Maryam, Pooriya and...

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Iran: Converts summoned to prison 

Iran: Converts summoned to prison 

Iranian Christians request prayer for Milad Gourdazi, Amin Khaki and Alireza Nourmohammadi, who have been summoned to prison to serve three-year sentences. On 11 November 2020, Iranian intelligence agents raided the homes of Milad, Amin and Alireza, as well as those...

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Algeria: Appeal of convicted Christian heard 

Algeria: Appeal of convicted Christian heard 

Algerian Christians request continued prayer for Foudhil Bahloul (35), a Christian from a Muslim background as he waits for a 10 November decision on his appeal of a conviction on several charges. His case was heard in the provincial appeals court of Ain Defla on 27...

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Middle East: Pray for couple’s resettlement interview

Middle East: Pray for couple’s resettlement interview

Rama and Joseph request prayer for a resettlement interview scheduled for 28 October 2021. As MEC previously reported, Rama and Joseph fled Syria because of family threats due to their marriage. Rama is a convert from Islam, while Joseph is from a Christian...

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Algeria: Imminent appeal hearing

Algeria: Imminent appeal hearing

The appeal hearing for Foudhil Bahloul, who in July received a six month prison sentence for receiving "illegal donations," will be heard on 27 October 2021. Foudhil (35), a Christian from a Muslim background, ​​​​​​​was sentenced to six months imprisonment and fined...

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Iran: Missing convert located

Iran: Missing convert located

Iranian Christians are thankful that Ayoub Poor-Rezazade has been released on bail. Ayoub was arrested with two other Christian converts on 5 September. There had been no news from him or about him since 8 September, causing consternation, especially since his friends...

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Algeria: Sentence upheld by appeal court 

Algeria: Sentence upheld by appeal court 

On 26 September, the regional court of appeals upheld a previous court verdict against pastor Rachid Seighir and his bookshop assistant, Nouh Hamimi. Christians in Algeria request continued prayer for both, as they continue to further appeal this verdict. Both were...

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Iran: Two converts freed on bail, one still missing

Iran: Two converts freed on bail, one still missing

Iranian Christians are thankful that Morteza Mashhoudkari and Ahmad Sarparast have been released from prison, but concerns remain for their friend Ayoub Poor-Rezazade whose location is still unknown. Morteza (38), Ayoub (28) and Ahmad (25) were arrested in Rasht on 5...

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Iran: Situation of arrested convert unknown

Iran: Situation of arrested convert unknown

Iranian Christians request prayer for Ayoub Poor-Rezazade whose location and state of health are unknown. Intelligence agents in Rasht arrested Ayoub, along with other Christian converts Morteza Mashhoudkari and Ahmad Sarparast, on the evening of 5 September. They...

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