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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.

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.

For more information on the persecution of Christians in Iran, visit the Iran Country Report.

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By funding television broadcasts, VOMC is making it possible for a vast audience of viewers to be reached throughout Iran with the "Good News" of Jesus' love via satellite.

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Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
85,888,910 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity
Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes

Religion (%)
Islam (99.6), other, including Christian (0.3), Unspecified (0.2)

Leader
President Ebrahim Raisi (2021)

Government type
Theocratic republic

Legal system
Religious legal system based on secular and Islamic law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Iran

As the Gospel message goes forth over the airwaves, may the growth of the church continue to multiply despite persecution. Pray that the Iranian government will be open to change, allowing full rights and protection for its non-Muslim citizens as well. In the meantime, may those who are forced to flee the country find safe refuge and help so they can live in peace and worship the Lord with freedom.

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