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Remember the prisoners as if chained with them; Hebrews 13:3


PRISONERS~YEAR OF 2013~CHRISTIANS WHO ARE IN PRISON FOR THEIR FAITH!
1 year ago

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”  Psalm 121:1

Immediate Released Ordered for 15 Acteal Prisoners! 
In a long anticipated verdict, the First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) ordered the release of 15 Indians involved in the Acteal case. While the Open Doors Mexico team traveled to meet the men and celebrate their freedom, they requested continued prayers for the two remaining brothers in jail.
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1 year ago


Update

Pastor Wang Xiaoguang

prisoner

Location: China
Arrested: November 2009

VOM contacts recently informed us that Pastor Wang Xiaoguang was released from prison last October. Several other leaders of the Linfen house church remain in prison. More Info

1 year ago


Update

Yang Xuan

prisoner

Location: China
Arrested: November 2009

The Voice of the Martyrs is pleased to announce that Yang Xuan was released from prison in April. Thank you to those of you who wrote letters and prayed on his behalf. More Info


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1 year ago


Under Persecution

Farhad Sabokrouh

prisoner

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Location: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Arrested: May 2013

On Dec. 23, 2011, Iranian authorities raided the Assemblies of God church of Ahvaz as church members gathered for a service. Everyone at the church was arrested, including children. All those arrested were released several hours later, with the exception of the pastor, Farhad Sabokrouh, his wife, Shahnaz Jayzan, and two church ministers, Davoud Alijani and Naser Zamen-Dezfuli. On May 1, the court summoned the four. When they appeared, they were each arrested. Davoud Alijani was sent to Karoon prison in Ahvaz. Pastor Farhad, Shahnaz and Naser were transferred to Sepidar prison. More Info



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1 year ago

Persecution in Eritrea at Its Highest Level Ever
Last week, 37 Christian students from the College of Arts and Social Sciences in the town of Adi Kihe, were arrested and taken to a military camp. This brings the number of Christians arrested since the beginning of the year to 191. Without formal charges brought against them, these Christians have no “rights.” Earlier this month Amnesty International released its report on Eritrea in which it describes widespread human rights abuses by the government.
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1 year ago

Nigerian Pastor Free on Bail
A Bauchi pastor, in police cusotdy for harboring girls fleeing forced Islamization and forced marriage, was released last week. Charged with kidnapping the three girls aged fifteen, twelve and ten, when they sought refuge at his house, he remains free on bail, but still faces a possible prison sentence.
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1 year ago


Under Persecution

Chhedar Bhote

prisoner

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Location: Nepal
Arrested: October 2012

Pastor Chhedar Bhote Lhomi was arrested for eating beef. The 37-year-old pastor and his wife were ministering in a remote part of Nepal among Tibetan people. They established a church there which met regularly. Area Hindus do not eat beef because cows and oxen are sacred as symbols of the gods. In October 2012, local villagers discovered that Chhedar and his family had eaten beef. In an uproar, they accused him of killing the cow himself, and they destroyed his home and everything he owned. The locals handed them over to the Hindu committee, who called police and had him arrested. More Info

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