Christians Mohammed Roghangir and Massoud Rezai have lost their recent appeal for early release from jail for good behaviour – because it was apparently blocked by Iranian intelligence. They were arrested in Shiraz in 2012
Pastor Behnam Irani was released from jail in October, after six years behind bars for leading a house church. Pray for him and his family as they start a new life in Turkey.
An estimated 200 people are behind bars in Iran because of their faith. Please pray for a change of heart on the part of officials who see Christians as a threat to national security.
Continue to pray for Asia Bibi, who is awaiting a new date for the Supreme Court to hear her final appeal against a death sentence for ‘blasphemy’. Pray that judges will come forward who will resist extremists’ attempts to intimidate them.
Continue to pray for the repeal of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws that are so often used to persecute minorities and settle petty scores. Pray that the Pakistan Government will heed our recent petition calling it to repeal these laws.