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On 8 February Ebrahim, appeared in court to respond to allegations of “propaganda against the Islamic Republic in favour of hostile groups”, relating to his claims of harassment by Iranian Intelligence (MOIS).

Unable to post bail of 50 million tomans (about $2,140), Ebrahim was transferred to Chabahar prison in south-east Iran.

While in prison Ebrahim began a hunger strike to protest the charges but was persuaded to end the action after receiving assurances his case would be dealt with promptly and that he would be released.

Source: Middle East Concern

On 27 February, Ebrahim’s release was secured when his family posted bail.

Ebrahim has been arrested multiple times, spending more than six years in prison on various charges, including “propaganda against the Islamic Republic”, “launching and directing evangelism”, “running a Christian website”, “actions against national security”, “being present at an illegal gathering” and “collusion with foreign entities.”

Let us pray.

  • Praise God for this development and pray that Ebrahim will be strengthened and encouraged after this most recent time in prison.
  • Pray the charges against Ebrahim will be dropped and that MOIS will stop the harassment of Ebrahim and his family members.
  • Pray that Iranian authorities will uphold the religious freedom of minorities, including Christian converts.