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Mojtaba Hosseini, among others
who were imprisoned with him.
Photo: Mohabat News

A Christian man was recently released on parole from Shiraz prison after spending over three years behind bars for his Christian activities.

Mojtaba Hosseini was finally freed on March 18th from Adel Abad prison where he had been imprisoned since February of 2012. He was serving a 44-month sentence for "disrupting national security" and "propaganda against the regime" -- charges which related to his involvement in a house church, evangelism, and contact with Christians outside of Iran. (For more information on these charges, you can read our previous prayer alert.)

Join us in praising God for the release of this brother in Christ! Ask the Lord to now give Mojtaba ongoing strength as he recovers from his three-year time in prison, courage to continue worshipping despite the risks, and wisdom to discern his next steps. Please also intercede for the release of other Iranian Christians who remain imprisoned, including Farshid Fathi and Saeed Abedini.

To learn more about the trials our Christian family endures in Iran, visit our website.