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Several Christian converts from Islam arrested in Iran

by Staff
September 17, 2009
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( - According to a September 7 report from Middle East Concern, Iranian Christians have requested continued prayers for a number of believers from a Muslim background who are currently in prison or under other forms of pressure.

On August 3, security officers entered the home of Marzieh Fesahi. After searching the house and confiscating many of Marzieh's personal belongings, the officials have detained her in the notoriously brutal Evin prison in Tehran.

On August 23-24, several Christian converts from Islam throughout the western province of Kordestan were detained for several hours and intensely questioned. Authorities have also ordered them to attend hearings at their local Ministry of Information offices.

On August 31, Iranian authorities arrested twenty-five Christians attending a house church meeting in Amameh, near Tehran. Officials transported the believers to an unknown location where they were interrogated and their personal information was collected. Eighteen of the believers were released while the remaining seven Christians were taken to Evin prison and are detained in solitary cells.

Pray that those detained will know the presence and peace of Jesus in prison. Pray for their release. Pray that Iranian officials involved in harassing and abusing Christians will come to know Christ and respond in faith to His love for them. Continue to pray for Maryam Rustampoor (27) and Marzieh Amirizadeh (30), who have been detained in Evin prison since their arrest in March. Please remember these brothers and sisters in your prayers and post a prayer on our Persecuted Church Prayer Wall as a sign of solidarity with them (

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