During Lent 2018, each of the six prisoners pictured will be featured in weekly prayer profiles (which will appear on this page).
Top Row (left – right): Bakhrom Kholmatov (Tajikistan), Asia Bibi (Pakistan), Kim Jong Uk (North Korea).
Bottom Row (left – right): Sevada Aghasar (Iran), Yang Hua (China), Kidane Weldou (Eritrea).
Each profile details arrest and sentence, family background, prison conditions and daily prayer points (dated to begin on Sunday 18 February, the first Sunday of Lent).
Download a poster featuring the six prisoners
WEEK 1 – BAKHROM KHOLMATOV (TAJIKISTAN)
Pastor Bakhrom Kholmatov (42) was arrested in April 2017 after secret police officers raided his church and found Christian song books. He was sentenced to three years in prison on charges that the songs were “extremist”.