Iran Christian Converts Facing Prison Amid Health Concerns

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Christians are concerned about Maryam Naghash Zargaran after she was reportedly denied urgent medical treatment and fellow believer Ebrahim Firouzi who was told by an Iranian court that his five-year sentence has been upheld. The two Christians both converted from Islam, a move that can be punishable by prison and even death under Iranian law.

Iran Releases Member Of Large Evangelical Denomination; Others Detained


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)— A member of one of Iran’s largest evangelical house church movements has been released from prison, 14 months earlier than expected, but many other believers remain behind bars, Iranian and other activists told BosNewsLife.

International Concern Over Detained Ethiopian Christians


By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
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ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- An influential rights group says three Christian men have been "wrongfully arrested" in southern Ethiopia and that two of them face years of imprisonment for refusing to abandon their faith in Jesus Christ and return to Islam.

Egypt Christian Journalist Appeals Prison Sentence


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

churchegyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An Egyptian journalist who captured video of clashes between Muslims and Christians, is appealing the five-years prison sentence he received on charges of "inciting sectarianism", Christians and his lawyer say.

Afghanistan Debates Execution Christian Converts


By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

afghanistanKABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Afghanistan's tiny Christian minority faced more danger Monday, September 23, after a key legislator suggested that those who convert from Islam to Christianity "are to be executed," Catholics familiar with the situation said.

ALERT: Morocco Christian Jailed For Evangelizing Amid Crackdown


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

moroccoRABAT, MOROCCO (BosNewsLife)-- A Moroccan Christian remained behind bars Wednesday, September 11, after he was jailed for two-and-a-half years and fined for evangelizing, trial observers said.