Seven released, but still face day in court

Friday, September 18th, 2009

The seven Christians from the north of the greater Tehran area arrested on July 31st while at worship and detained in Evin prison have been released on bail after signing over two of their properties, according to the FCNN website. All seven still face court proceedings where they have been threatened with being accused of apostasy. Other Christians, including Maryam Rostampour and Marzieh Esmeilabad whose health is deteriorating, are still being held. Despite the level of intimidation focused on active Christians, reports continued to emerge regarding the intense interest ordinary Iranians have about Christianity and how many are ready to acknowledge Jesus Christ when they hear the Gospel.

Pray for

  • The prosecutor to drop the case against the seven and return their property
  • The release of all Christians held for being active believers
  • The further growth of all those who have turned to Christ because of the witness of Christians willing to suffer