Detained Iranian Christians Face Tough Court

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Christians urged prayers for Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz and fellow believer Amin Nader Afshar who were said to have been summoned to a court hearing on Sunday, May 21, more than two years after they were detained during a Christian celebration at the pastor's home.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Returns Evangelical Christian Zargaran To Feared Prison

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

nasim 3-250x248TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A former Muslim who became an outspoken evangelical Christian has been forced to return to one of Iran's most notorious prisons because of her faith in Jesus Christ, despite concerns about her health, friends and supporters told BosNewsLife

BREAKING NEWS: Iran To Release Pastor Fathi From Prison; Concerns Remain


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

Farshid Fathi MalayeriTEHRAN/VIENNA (BosNewsLife)- A jailed Iranian evangelical pastor has been told he will be released two years earlier than expected after international pressure, though fellow Christians expressed doubts whether Iran would keep the promise when wrapping up talks on a nuclear deal with the United States and other powers, BosNewsLife learned.

Iran Sentences Nearly 20 Christians To Harsh Prison Sentences

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Farshid Fathi Malayeri

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran has sentenced nearly 20 people, including a well-known evangelical pastor, to more than 24 years in jail for converting to Christianity, evangelism and other Christian activities, several sources told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Activists Outraged As Iran Upholds 6-Year Prison Term For Pastor


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

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists condemned on Tuesday, July 3, an Iranian court's ruling upholding the six-year prison sentence for evangelical pastor Farshid Fathi Malayeri on charges that critics linked to his Christian activities.

NEWS ALERT: Iran Frees Jailed Christian Executive After 287 Days


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

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian woman who was detained as part of Iran's crackdown on devoted Christian converts has been released after more than nine months imprisonment, but concerns remain over other jailed believers, BosNewsLife learned Saturday, December 31.