Iranian Convert Sentenced to Three Years Imprisonment

Ismaeil Maghrebinejad,  a 65 year old convert from a muslim background, has been sentenced to three years in prison for insulting ‘Islamic sacred beliefs’.[1]  He also faces charges of acting against national security.

Ismaeil like other Iranian believers have suffered repeated harassment from the government and wider society.  About ten years ago Ismaeil was attacked and narrowly survived.

Please pray for Ismaeil and his family that they would know God’s comfort and help at this time and that these charges against him would be dropped: ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble’.