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Iran Frees Four Evangelical Christians

Dec 23rd, 2014 | By

Four Iranian evangelical Christians were free Sunday, December 21, after they were unexpectedly released from prison ahead of Christmas, but many other believers remained detained, several Iranian Christians confirmed.



Pastor In Bhutan Sentenced To Prison For Accepting Funds For Ministry – Later Released

Sep 12th, 2014 | By

A court in Bhutan on Wednesday sentenced pastor Tandin Wangyal to three years, 11 months in prison for receiving funds for ministry activities from a Christian organization.



Iran Evangelical Pastor Facing Death Penalty

Sep 4th, 2014 | By

An evangelical Iranian pastor serving a six years prison term for his Christian activities is facing 18 new charges, including “spreading corruption on Earth”, which carries the death penalty, Christian rights activists say. Behnam Irani, who led the 300-member Church of Iran congregation in Karaj city, 20 kilometres (12 miles) west of capital Tehran, is already being held in solitary confinement, despite health problems that reportedly included severe bleeding due to stomach ulcers and colon complications.



Meriam Ibrahim Released Again; Sudan Confirms To US Family Is Safe

Jun 25th, 2014 | By
Meriam Ibrahim holds her newborn daughter Maya alongside her 20-month-old son Martin in her Sudanese prison cell

Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian mother who had been sentenced to death in Sudan by Islamic authorities, has been re-released, according to reports on Tuesday late afternoon. Ibrahim was originally sentenced to death and ordered to be lashed for allegedly converting from Islam to Christianity, however, she was set free from prison on Monday when an appeals court overturned the original conviction. The joy of her release was short-lived, however, as she and her Christian husband were detained at an airport in Sudan less than 24 hours following her release. But another update on Tuesday has confirmed that Ibrahim has once again been released by Sudanese authorities.



BREAKING NEWS: Jailed Sudan Christian Gives Birth While Awaiting Execution

May 28th, 2014 | By

KHARTOUM/PRAGUE/THE HAGUE (BosNewsLife)– A Sudanese woman sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith in Jesus Christ, has given birth to a baby girl in prison, her lawyers and local sources said.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, delivered her baby Monday, May 26, at a women’s prison in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, but her husband was not allowed to be present, according to Christians familiar with the case.



Iranian Christians Detained By Feared Intelligence Service

Mar 13th, 2014 | By

Iran’s feared intelligence service continues to detain a pastor and two fellow believers, nearly a week after armed agents violently broke up a Christian picnic, an official assisting the Christians with advocacy told BosNewsLife. Pastor Amin Khaki, Hossein Barunzadeh (‘Daniel’) and Rahman Bahman (‘Zia’) and five other believers were attacked Wednesday, March 5, by officers of the Ministry of intelligence and National Security (VEVAK).



Iranian Pastor Returned To Prison After Surgery

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

A pastor of Iran’s largest evangelical church movement will return to prison after undergoing surgery for injuries linked to mistreatment behind bars, Iranian Christians said Monday, February 24. Pastor Behnam Irani of the 300-member Church of Iran congregation in Karaj city, 20 kilometres (12 miles) west of capital Tehran, was reportedly suffering from severe bleeding due to stomach ulcers and colon complications, which even caused him to lose consciousness.



Iranian Pastor Sentenced To 3.5 Years In Prison

Dec 13th, 2013 | By

A frail Iranian pastor has been sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment for “anti-government activities” and “promoting ideas contrary to the sanctity of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” trial observers confirmed Thursday, December 12.

Vruir Avanessian of the Assemblies of God Church, a large Pentecostal denomination, was detained despite suffering from what fellow Christians called “serious illnesses”, including heart disease and diabetes.



Detained US Pastor To Leave Iran

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By
Pastor Eddie Romero was deteined in Iran and later released.

An American pastor who was detained in Iran after staging a protest outside a Tehran prison to demand the release of Iranian Christians, will return to the United States Wednesday, October 23, his daughter told reporters



Appeal Postponed for Moroccan Convert from Islam Sentenced for ‘Proselytizing’

Oct 13th, 2013 | By
Taounate, in northern Morocco. (Morning Star News)

A Moroccan court yesterday postponed until Dec. 31 an appeals hearing for a convert hastily sentenced to prison for alleged “proselytizing,” in hopes that international publicity over his conviction will subside by then, Christian sources said.