Iran Implements New Persecution Laws, Looks to Add More

Photo courtesy Global Catalytic Ministries

Pressure builds in Iran as the regime implements severe new restrictions and looks to add more. “Pray for us,” Reza* of Global Catalytic Ministries requests.

“It’s going to be another season of persecution, and I have a feeling it’s going to be the worst we’ve seen inside of Iran.”

Last month, a judge gave three Christians from a Muslim background the maximum prison sentence under a newly-amended law. Eight believers were summoned to court last week under similar charges.

In June, “they gave the Christians the maximum sentence – which is five years – not the minimum… maybe [authorities will] let them out after two or three years, but right now, it’s a great fear technique,” Reza says.

“If you get caught, and you get arrested for breaking this law, they’re going to ‘throw the book at you.’”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for wisdom and discernment as Iranian believers face a new season of persecution.
  • Ask the Lord to give Iranian believers His supernatural strength and courage.

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