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Four Christians from the Ahwaz Assemblies of God Church have been ordered to begin serving their one-year prison sentences, after the High Court rejected their appeal on 1 May.

Pastor Farhad Sabokrouh, his wife, Shahnaz, and church members Davoud and Naser, were arrested during a church raid in 2011 and convicted of ‘converting to Christianity, inviting Muslims to convert, and propagating against the Islamic regime through promoting Evangelical Christianity.’

They were sentenced to one year in prison and all of their Christian materials were confiscated, but they had remained free pending their appeal. The AOG church has been closed since the raid.

Source: Voice of the Martyrs and Mohabat News

• Pray these believers will know the presence and peace of Jesus during this time.
• Pray the body of Christ will continue to grow in Ahwaz and all throughout Iran.
• Pray the High Court’s decision will be miraculously overturned so that these and other Christian prisoners in Iran will be released.