After Saturday Comes Hope

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- One of the modern-day saints of the Middle East is Father Douglas
Bazi, a Chaldean priest who endured nine days of captivity and torture after being kidnapped by the al-Qaida terror group. During my Skype interview with him last year, I was startled at how surprisingly cheerful and relaxed he appeared when recalling his harrowing experiences.

NEWS ALERT: ‘Iran Christian Sentenced To 10 Years Jail For Evangelical Activities’


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

mustafa.bordbarTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian Christian convert has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on what his supporters say are false charges linked to his evangelical church activities, local activist said Tuesday, August 6.  Mohammad-Hadi (Mostafa) Bordbar, a 27-year-old resident of the city of Rasht, was "tried by Judge Pir-Abbasi on the morning of June 9, 2013 in branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran," amid a wider government crackdown on spreading Christianity in Iran said Mohabat News, an agency of Iranian Christian and activists.