Pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz has spoken to Article 18 about his ministry, time in solitary confinement, court case and why he and his wife Shamiram Issavi had to flee Iran.
“This happens in blasphemy cases because judges want to avoid any issues from extremist groups.”
Pastor Jin Tianming of Shouwang Church has appeared online after nine years under house arrest
On 14 September, Mohammadreza Omidi travelled south to begin his internal exile in Borazjan, more than 1,000 km from his home in Rasht.
It has emerged that the 27 Eritrean Christians released from Mai Serwa prison earlier this month were freed on bail secured by property deeds submitted by family and friends.
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Christian father of four Asif Pervaiz was sentenced to death for blasphemy on 8 September.
Zafar Bhatti, who is serving a life sentence for blasphemy, survived following swift medical attention.
27 Christian prisoners have been released from prison in Eritrea and others are believed to be in the process of release.
House-church leader Joseph Shahbazian has been released on bail after nearly two months in detention.
The 14-year-old Christian girl has gone into hiding with her family
Saneha, the youngest daughter of Pastor Morris Masih, was abducted on her way to church and her family fears that she will be forced to convert to Islam and marry her abductor.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown in Eritrea, Christian prisoners and their families are struggling to survive.
Pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz and his wife Shamiram Issavi have left Iran after losing their appeals against long prison sentences.
Mohammadreza Omidi has been released from Evin prison after serving two years on national security charges.
Four Christian prisoners being held in crowded conditions are feared to be suffering from Covid-19.
The High Court in Lahore ordered 14-year-old Maira Shahbaz, who was abducted and forcibly married to a Muslim man, to be returned to the custody of her kidnapper.
Fulani Muslim militants killed 14 Baptists and wounded six others in a raid on village in central Nigeria’s Kogi state.
Reforms introduced by Sudan’s transitional government have led to Islamist protests including calls for the overthrow of the government.
Rev Stephen Panya (pictured) made the comment following the latest attacks on Christian villages in Kaduna state.