Iranian Prisoners Appeal Sentences

Four imprisoned Christians in Iran have appealed their sentences in Tehran.  These men are named Yousef Nadarkhani, Mohammadreza Omidi, Yasser Mossayebzadeh and Saheb Fadaje.  They are appealing a ten year sentence given to each for promoting house churches.

In addition to this ‘Yousef and Mohammadreza have also been sentenced to 2 years’ exile; Yousef in Nik Shahr and Mohammadreza in Borazjan’[1]

Please pray that the sentencing would be acquitted and these four men would be released.  Pray for freedom of worship for believers in Iran and that even officials may come to know Christ also.

[1] www.opendoors.org.uk


Imprisoned Pastor’s Appeal Rejected

An appeal by Pastor Bahrom Holmatov against his three-year prison sentence has been rejected. The pastor and father of three was’ arrested in April and later sentenced for ‘singing extremist songs in church and so inciting religious hatred’. He now faces the three-year prison term for nothing more than exercising his right to believe.’[1]

“Don’t worry about me, please. Just keep praying for me and my family,” declared Pastor Bahrom.

Pray that he would be strengthened in his faith and he would remain physically strong.

Pray that he would be a great witness to the truth of Christ during his imprisonment.