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ICC Note:
Pastor Farshid Fathi, a Christian convert from Islam who was arrested on December 26, 2010, is in the process of serving a six year prison sentence. At least 19 other Christians are currently in prison in Iran because of their faith and religious activities, Middle East Concern reports. Please join Middle East Concern and the Iranian church in prayer for these imprisoned believers.
10/11/2012 Iran (Middle East Concern) – Iranian Christians have requested our renewed prayers for Pastor Farshid Fathi, a believer from a Muslim background, who is serving a six-year prison sentence.
Farshid was arrested on 26th December 2010 along with a number of other Christian leaders. He was taken directly to Evin prison, Tehran, and has remained there ever since. Initially placed in solitary confinement, he has also been subjected to periods of intense interrogation and denied communication with his family. In March 2012 he was convicted on charges of anti-state political activity, charges that were derived from his leadership of a network of house fellowships. In June his appeal was rejected and the six-year sentence upheld.
Across Iran, at least 19 others are known to be in prison because of their Christian faith or activities. Some, like Farshid, have been convicted and sentenced, though many have not yet been formally charged.
Christians supporting Farshid request our prayers that:
a)    Farshid, his wife and their two young children will know the presence, peace and protection of Jesus each day
b)    Likewise for others convicted and imprisoned for their Christian activities
c)    All those detained unjustly will be released
d)    All officials involved will love mercy, act justly, learn about Jesus and choose to follow Him.

[Middle East Concern]