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The arrests continue, including, the teenage son of a blind couple

Monday, April 26, 2010

On April 11th Daniel Shahri, the nineteen year old son of a blind Christian couple in Isfahan was arrested and detained in the city’s Dastgard prison. He was charged with spreading falsehood and insulting the Islamic Republic. He has now been released. As Daniel is not an apostate from Islam, since both his parents are Christian, there was speculation as to why the security forces chose to harass him. Some suggested it is because his family were old friends of the Rev. Issavi who was recently arrested in Isfahan; others point to the raid of a security officials on a youth meeting where Daniel was.
            Vahik Abrahamian is also no apostate: he is an Armenian Christian who had a dramatic experience of Christ when in Holland. He was arrested in Tehran on February 20th and is now in Evin prison after hosting a guest from abroad. There is no other news.
            A few days later in Isfahan, on February 28th, the authorities arrested house church leaders Mr Shafiee and his wife Reyhaneh. There is no news of their whereabouts.
            Then on April 14 the authorities also arrested and detained Pastor Bahnam Irani, the pastor of a church in Karaj, just north of Tehran. The news agency FCNN suggest he is being held in a detention centre in Karaj.
            These are the known arrests. All the above, and others we may not have not heard of, deserve our fervent prayers. As do Maryam and Marzieh, the young ladies imprisoned for 259 days, and though free now, they are waiting from the court to hear whether they are going to be punished more.
Pray for:

Courage and wisdom for all imprisoned
Comfort and grace for their families
Freedom for all the innocent

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