Prayer requested for 3 Christians awaiting verdict

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Please pray for Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari who are awaiting a verdict after a second hearing in their case on 11th June.

 At the hearing the three were not permitted to defend themselves verbally but were asked to submit written statements to the judge. The judge is due to give a verdict within ten days of the hearing.

Pastor Victor and Amin were arrested on 26th December 2014 at a Christmas celebration. Pastor Victor has been verbally charged with "conducting evangelism", "illegal house church activities" and "Bible printing and distribution", among other charges. Amin has been charged with "acting against national security" and "insulting the sacred" (blasphemy). Hadi was charged with "acting against national security" and "organising and creating house churches" after he was arrested in August 2016 at a picnic in Firuzkuh.

 Please pray justice for the men, and strength and comfort for them and their families.

(Source: Middle East Concern)