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Persecuted but not forsaken

Many Christians in Iran are paying a high price for their faith in Jesus. They have lost jobs, homes or even custody of children. Some have been tortured. Many are rejected by friends and family. Some are unjustly detained in Iran’s notorious prison system.

Your prayers are vital.

Prayer strengthens those suffering and reminds them that they are not forgotten. 

Currently-imprisoned Christians:

  • Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh serving a ten-year sentence in Evin prison since 2018.
  • Yousef Nadarkhani serving a six-year sentence in Evin prison since 2018.
  • Saheb Fadaie serving a six-year sentence in Evin prison since 2018.
  • Mohammad (Shahrooz) Eslamdoust serving a five-year sentence in Evin Prison since 2019.
  • Babak Hosseinzadeh serving a five-year sentence in Evin Prison since 2019.
  • Mehdi Khatibi serving a five-year sentence in Evin Prison since 2019.
  • Behnam Akhlaghi serving a five-year sentence in Evin Prison since 2019.
  • Hossein Kadivar serving a five-year sentence in Evin Prison since June 2020.
  • Khalil Dehghanpour serving a five-year sentence in Evin Prison since June 2020.
  • Kamal Naamanian serving a five-year sentence in Evin Prison since June 2020.
  • Mohammad Vafadar serving a five-year sentence in Evin Prison since June 2020.
  • Yasser (Mehdi) Akbari serving a ten-year sentence in Evin Prison since June 2020.
  • Mehdi Roohparvar serving a five-year sentence in Evin Prison since June 2020.
  • Amin Khaki serving a three-year sentence in Central prison, Karaj since November 2021.
  • Milad Goorazi serving a three-year sentence in Central prison, Karaj since November 2021.
  • Alireza Nourmohammadi serving a three-year sentence in Central prison, Karaj since November 2021.

Also pray for Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi who is serving two years in exile in Borazjan.

“I sense the fragrance of your prayers as a cool breeze on my heart and it strengthens me from afar.”

Pastor Farshid Fathi, letter from prison

 

Please note: the information provided is not intended to be exhaustive. It is an aid for prayer. There are many situations that cannot be made public for security reasons.

Last updated: January 2022. The information above is compiled from the UN Special Rapporteur, news agencies and various NGOs/non-profits, including Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Middle East Concern, Article 18 and Open Doors. Recommended reading: https://articleeighteen.com/reports/10168/