Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pastor Vahik and Sonia Abrahamian flee Iran

Vahik and Sonia arriving in the Netherlands. (Photo: FCNN)
Prisoner of faith, Pastor Vahik Abrahamian and his wife, Sonia, have left Iran with the help of the Netherlands Embassy in Iran and with approval from the Iranian government.

The Farsi Christian News Network (FCNN) reports the couple left Iran for the Netherlands on September 15. Vahik and Sonia continually expressed their desire to remain in Iran for the sake of their ministry; however, fears for their safety caused them to flee the country.

In September 2010, the Abrahamians were arrested along with the two friends they were visiting and were taken to the Ministry of Islamic Guidance prison. They were abused physically and psychologically and held in solitary confinement during their first 40 days in prison.

In July we reported that Sonia had been released from prison along with the other couple. She was told her husband would be released 10 days later but Pastor Vahik was not released until August 29.

Vahik, Sonia and their families are rejoicing over the couple’s wellbeing and liberty. Iranian Christians and their brothers and sisters across the world are thankful to God for granting their prayers for the release and safety of Vahik and Sonia.

To read FCNN’s report, please click here.

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