Back in December, we shared with you that nine Iranian Christians had been arrested in Hamadan on charges of evangelistic activities.
Four of these individuals remain in prison. PrisonerAlert.com has added them to its Prisoner List. Please consider writing to these individuals today. They need our support and prayers!
Pastor Vahik Abrahamian and his wife, Sonia Keshish-Avanesian
Arash Kermanjani and his wife, Arezo Teymouri
5th km to Hamadan
Voroudi Bahram Abad
Islamic Republic of Iran
The four individuals were detained on September 4, 2010. The two couples, who are close friends, were arrested at the Abrahamians' home in Hamadan and taken initially to the Ministry of Islamic Guidance prison.
For the first 40 days, they were held in solitary confinement and reportedly suffered physical abuse and psychological pressure. Pastor Vahik's wife Sonia, who was pregnant when she was arrested, is said to have suffered a miscarriage—her fourth.
The couples, who are now being held in Hamadan prison, have been accused of various offenses, including propagating Christianity, opposing the Islamic Republic of Iran, and having contact with exiled opposition figures.
Contacts have expressed concern about the couples' well-being and about their prospects for justice.
In addition to sending a letter, you can also visit PrisonerAlert.com and write a letter to these individuals in their own language. Want to know more about writing letters to prisoners and government officials? Download our Prisoners List here.
Please pray for their release!