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Iranian Christians are thankful that Sasan Khosravi and Habib Heydari have been released early from Bushehr Central Prison.

Habib and Sasan were arrested with others (mainly family members) in Bushehr in south Iran on 1 July 2019.
In June 2020, seven of those arrested were convicted of “propaganda against the state through promoting Christianity” under Article 500 of the penal code.

They received a variety of sentences – Sasan and Habib were each sentenced to one year in prison and Sasan was also sentenced to two years’ internal exile. They appealed, but on 27 January 2021, the appeal court upheld the sentences.

Habib and Sasan started serving their prison sentences at Bushehr Central Prison on 8 February 2021. In March they were allowed home on a temporary furlough, which was extended until they were ordered to return to prison on 11 November 2021.

On 20 January Sasan and Habib were released, but Sasan now faces two years of exile away from Bushehr. The city of exile will be determined by the court

Source: Middle East Concern

Let us pray.

  • Pray for spiritual strength for Sasan, Habib and their families. Ask the Lord to bless them and help them to cope with all they have endured.
  • Pray the city of Sasan’s exile will be a place of blessing for him and that he will be able to find accommodation and employment.
  • Pray for the Iranian authorities in Iran, that many will become followers of Christ.