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.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Intelligence Authority Summons Evangelical Pastor Amid Crackdown (Update)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

iranundergroundchurchcpTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's feared Ministry of Intelligence and National Security (VEVAK) has summoned the pastor of an evangelical congregation amid a wider crackdown on devoted Christians in the strict Islamic nation, a well-informed source told BosNewsLife Monday, June 9.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Nadarkhani Freed From Jail; Others Remain Detained (Update)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran on Monday, January 7, released Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was jailed on Christmas Day to serve the remainder of a sentence for evangelism among Muslims, his evangelical house church movement confirmed.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Released; At Home


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife


TEHRAN/RASHT (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was sentenced to death and became a symbol of what his church called "suffering Christians" in this heavily Islamic nation, could embrace his wife and children Saturday, September 8, after he was unexpectedly released from prison, BosNewsLife learned.

BREAKING NEWS: Jailed Iranian Pastor Nadarkhani Facing New Charges At Trial


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN/MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Iran has notified jailed Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was sentenced to die for "apostasy", to prepare for fresh charges against him at a new trial in September, advocacy officials told BosNewsLife late Thursday, July 5.

Christians Fast, Pray For Detained Iranian Pastor Nadarkhani


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iran and around the world were praying and fasting Wednesday, April 11, for Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who celebrated his 35th birthday in prison where he awaited possible execution on charges of "apostasy", or abandoning Islam.

NEWS ALERT: Iran Court Prepares Verdict For 12 Christians


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

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian court is to deliver a verdict in a case against 12 Christians who stood trial on Easter Sunday for charges that included "crimes against the order" an official assisting them said.