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On 16 July, eight Iranian Christians received jail sentences between one and six years after being found guilty of ‘action against the national security’ and ‘propaganda against the system.’

Seven of the Christians were reportedly arrested in October 2012, when security forces raided an evening prayer service. The eighth was arrested six days later. Morning Star News reported that Iranian Christian leaders denied the eight were involved in politically subversive activity. The convicted Christians are expected to appeal their convictions.

Source: Assist News Service

  • Pray that God will grant wisdom and guidance to the Christians as they consider an appeal.
  • Pray they will have patience in persecution, and have joy and hope in the Lord.
  • Pray that through the witness of these believers, the name of the Lord will be honoured.