Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fate of Iranian Christian prisoner unclear

Farshid Fathi, 32, a Christian resident of Tehran, was arrested in September 2010, and remains in custody in the political prison ward of Evin Prison, reports Mohabat News.

Unlike the detainees in other home invasions that took place in December 2010, Farshid has remained in custody for months. Of the more than 60 believers rounded up in December, half were released within hours of their arrests.

Farshid, however, continues to be subjected to psychological torture by security forces and interrogators in an attempt to extract a full list of individuals he has evangelized as well as details on his foreign contacts. One such method included temporarily releasing Farshid and then immediately re-arresting him and putting him in solitary confinement.

Farshid’s family has not seen or heard from him in more than five months. The high bail amount set by the authorities leaves the family unable to pay for his release.

You can read the full article here.

You can help by praying!
  • Pray Farshid Fathi’s faith will not waiver under the tremendous pressures of prison life.
  • Pray Farshid’s family will see God’s provision for them despite the financial and psychological pressures that they face.

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