IRAN: Four Christian Converts Serve Five-Year Prison Sentences
  • 11 June 2020

Iranian Christians request prayer for four Christian converts and their families after the men presented themselves at Evin Prison on 2 June to begin serving five-year sentences. Hossein Kadivar, Khalil Dehghanpour, Kamal Naamanian and Mohammed Vafadar obeyed a summons issued on 28 May. They had been released on bail last July. They were among nine […]

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IRAN: Four Converts Imprisoned in Rasht
  • 21 May 2020

In February, Ramin Hassanpour, his wife Kathrin Sajadpour, Moslem Rahimi and another convert who does not wish to be named, were arrested for being part of a house church. On 14 May they attended a hearing at Branch 10 of the Revolutionary Court in Rasht, facing charges related to house church membership – considered a […]

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INDIA: Believers Forced to Pose “like Christ on the cross”
  • 24 April 2020

Believers in India were taunted, beaten and forced to pose “like Christ on the cross” in police custody when extremists accused them of “forced conversion”. Pastor Indresh Kumar Gautam, aged 24, and four others were arrested after 30 Hindu extremists broke up their Sunday service in Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh. As extremists armed with sticks […]

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NIGERIA: Urgent Prayer Needed for Evangelist and Disciple
  • 09 April 2020

Ibrahim, a Christian evangelist in Nigeria, introduced Fatima and her Fulani Muslim parents to Jesus. Her parents resisted, but Fatima grew to love hearing about Jesus and soon became a secret believer. At 17, Fatima’s parents withdrew her from school. They had arranged for her to be married to a much older man. Devastated, Fatima […]

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TAJIKISTAN: Fines for Bible Translation
  • 26 March 2020

Over the past six months, the leaders of four different churches in Tajikistan have received huge fines because they were part of a plan to create a new Tajik translation of the Bible. According to some Tajik Christians, the current translations available in their language use archaic words and sometimes the translation is unclear. In […]

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