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PRISONER ALERT! SUMMER/2010~PRAYER FOR CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND PLACED IN JAIL OR PRISO
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PRAYER FOR CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND PLACED IN JAIL OR PRISON!
4 years ago
Nov 8, 2009
4 years ago
Update on Marzieh & Maryam

Praise God! On May 22, Maryam and Marzieh were acquitted of all charges, according to Elam Ministries. Maryam and Marzieh thank you for all your prayers. "We are most grateful to everyone who prayed for us," Marzieh said. "I have no doubt that God heard the prayers of his people." Maryam added, "I believe our arrest, imprisonment and subsequent release were in the timing and plan of God, and it was all for his glory. But the prayers of people encouraged and sustained us throughout this ordeal." Thank you for writing to Maryam and Marzieh. We encourage you to continue writing to other believers still in prison. Your letters make a difference. Pray and write today!

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Marzieh & Maryam
4 years ago
Update on Son Jong Nam

In 2007 The Voice of the Martyrs made a concerted effort to publicize the arrest and imprisonment of North Korean Christian Son Jong Nam.

We have continued to follow Son Jong Nam's case since that time, in spite of difficulties getting information out of North Korea. Our contacts on the Korean peninsula have informed us that the most recent information leads them to believe that Son Jong Nam has died in prison.

We are thankful for all those who prayed for and wrote letters to Son Jong Nam; we are also thankful for his example of faithfulness to Christ in spite of trial, hardship and suffering. His suffering is over; he's arrived safely Home.

Thank you.


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Son Jong Nam
4 years ago
Dear Donna Matthews,
 
ICC has learned that a Moroccan Christian named Jamaa Ait Bakrim has been imprisoned for his faith. Jamaa has been serving five years in the largest prison in Morocco for trumped up charges. Until now his case has largely been hidden from outside media.
 
In order to advocate for Jamaa and other Christian prisoners, ICC is launching a prisoner focus page where we can post more details and pictures. See the new site at: www.persecution.org/prisonerfocus/
 
Jamaa became a Christian in the 1990's while travelling through Europe. When he returned to Morocco he was ostracized and later imprisoned for refusing to stop talking about his faith. He served over a year in prison.
 
In 2005 he was again tried and found guilty of "proseytization." The judge condemned Jamaa to 15 years in prison, stating, “the fact that Jamaa denies accusations of proselytization is inconsistent with the confession during which he proclaimed he was a son of Christ and he wanted Moroccans to become Christians…”
 
Jamaa is currently serving out this sentence, and is located in Prison Centrale of Kenitra, Morocco.
  
Please pray:
 
-          That Jamaa is released. His existence has been hidden from the outside world and we must hold him up and pray for his courage.
 
-         That the hearts of Moroccan leaders change toward Christians, and they stop the persecution that has led to the recent expulsion of 100 Christian foreigners.
 
-         For the Moroccan church to withstand the increasing pressure from the government and stand out as an example of endurance and grace.
 
 
Sincerely in Christ,
 
Logan Maurer
 
Regional Manager
International Christian Concern
P.O. Box 8056
Silver Spring, MD 20907
Phone: (800) ICC-5441
Fax: (301) 585-5918
 
 
4 years ago
ohar Haydarov

Location: Uzbekistan
Arrested: March 2010

On March 9, a criminal court in Uzbekistan sentenced 27-year-old Tohar Haydarov to 10 years in prison for the "Illegal sale of narcotic or psychotropic substances in large quantities," according to Forum 18 News Service. Members of the Baptist church in Uzbekistan insist that the charges are fabricated and that Haydarov's sentence was punishment for his religious activity. It is unclear why Haydarov received a 10-year sentence. According to Forum 18 News, Baptists insist that police planted drugs on Haydarov, and church members insist that he is an honest man.

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Prisoner Archives
4 years ago
Update on Alimujiang Yimiti

Imprisoned Uyghur pastor Alimujiang Yimiti, who was finally allowed to visit with his family in recent months, has been denied further visits, according to China Aid Association. Alimujiang's mother, wife and children were allowed to meet with him in April for the first time in two years. In May, they were permitted a second meeting for 20 minutes. However, authorities have since demanded that Alimujiang's wife and mother bring a letter to each meeting, stamped by local police, verifying their relationship to him. Please send a letter of encouragement to let Alimujiang know you are praying for him. Tell your friends about Christian persecution in China, and encourage them today!

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Alimujiang Yimiti