Iranian Christian convert refused bail

An Iranian Christian convert named Hadi Asgari aged forty who was convicted of acting against national security ‘through evangelism and sentenced to ten years imprisonment and a two-year ban from departing the country’[1] has been denied bail.

His family worked tirelessly to attempt to enable him to be released for Persian New Year, but this was denied, and officials decided to review his case after the New Year.

Pray that he and his family would know God’s presence and strength at this difficult time.  ‘Even though I am afflicted and needy.  Still the Lord takes thought and is mindful of me’.

[1] www.mohabatnews.com


Growing concerns over Iranian prisoner’s health

A Christian prisoner named Naser Navard Goltapeh was arrested in 2016 with three Azerbaijani believers and sentenced to ten years imprisonment for ‘acting against national security and establishing house churches.’[1]  His family are concerned about his health and believes he needs urgent medical treatment for an infection.

His appeal was rejected in court in November 2017.  Please pray that God would strengthen him and the other prisoners and that in God’s time they would be released and enabled to receive medical treatment.

[1] www.mohabatnews.com