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Harsh conditions inside Tehran’s Evin prison are taking a heavy toll on the health and well-being of Christian prisoner of faith Alireza Seyyedian.

Alireza’s family was shocked by his condition when he was allowed home for a short period of parole recently. He was described as having ‘a blank stare, trembling hands and symptoms of psychosis’; he also started vomiting and having seizures.

Alireza, who is serving a six-year sentence for converting to Christianity, told BBC Persia that he was addicted to drugs to counter insomnia, stress and depression, all prescribed by prison doctors.

He was detained in 2011 when, his family said, he was ‘young, good-tempered and healthy’. He has now returned to Evin prison.

Source: Release International

Prayer Points

  • Please continue to pray for Alireza: that God will strengthen him and set him free from his dependency on these prescribed drugs.
  • Pray that Alireza and other Christians in Evin Prison will shine the light of the Gospel brightly there.
  • Pray for all Christians in Iran, particularly those incarcerated falsely.