Recently, The Fellowship has been doing even more to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world. So it is with a heavy heart that we read this report from The Jerusalem Post's Benjamin Weinthal about a Christian couple who, along with 10 more Iranian Christians, have each been sentenced to a year in prison simply for practicing their faith:
The Islamic regime in Tehran has sentenced an Iranian couple to a prison term for merely practicing Christianity.
Article 18, an organization that promotes religious freedom and supports Iran’s repressed Christians through documentation and advocacy, tweeted on Thursday that “A Christian couple have reported that a court in Boushehr has just sentenced them & 10 other Iranian Christians to one year in prison each for ‘Propagating against the Islamic Republic in favor of Christianity.’ This group of Christian converts were arrested on April 7th, 2015.”
Christian news website Mohabat News reported on Wednesday that the Iranian couple cited by Article 18, who were part of the group of converts, were charged with “orientation toward the land of Christianity...”