Iran Christians Appeal Against Lashes For Drinking Wine; Prayers Urged

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Christians have urged prayers for three Christian converts in the coastal city of Rasht who have appealed against a sentence of 80 lashes for drinking wine at a communion service and two fellow believers in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison who are threatening to go on hunger strike, well-informed Christians told BosNewsLife.

Pentecostal Pastor Remains Detained In Iran

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

christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A frail Iranian pastor detained during a Christmas celebration in his Tehran home and a fellow Christian remained behind bars Monday, February 2, amid a wider crackdown on evangelical believers, Christians said.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Releases Christian After Court Overturns 10-Year Sentence

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

iranundergroundchurchcpTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A young Iranian man who was sentenced to ten years imprisonment after converting from Islam to Christianity has been released from jail, Iranian Christians and activists told BosNewsLife Monday, November 4.

Church of Iran: ‘Don’t Forget Jailed Lawyer’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's largest evangelical house church movement urged Christians around the world on Monday, March 25, not to forget a jailed human rights lawyer who defended its believers and others the authorities didn't like.

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Pastor Abedini Jailed For 8 Years in Iran

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

Saeed Abedini is seen with his family.TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran has sentenced Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American pastor, to eight years imprisonment for evangelism and there are fears he may die behind bars, a friend told BosNewsLife Sunday, January 27.

BREAKING NEWS: Iranian-American Pastor Faces Possible Death Sentence

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
saeed_abediniTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian-American pastor faces a possible death sentence Monday, January 21, before a judge who is notorious for hanging defendants, his family and other Christian said. Saeed Abedini, 32, has been held in Tehran's notorious Evin prison since late September, after being detained while visiting family.