Iranian Believer Imprisoned
Please pray for a Christian convert named Reza Zaeemi aged forty from Karaj.
Reza was arrested on the street by plainly dressed security agents in November 2020. He was then ‘blindfolded, handcuffed and interrogated for four hours.’ He was transported to a detention centre and detained for seventeen days before being released on bail of 60 million tomans.
On 25th January Reza was sentenced in court in Karaj to eighteen months prison sentence for ‘propaganda against the Islamic Republic by promoting evangelical Christianity’. In addition, he was also issued a two-year travel ban.
At an appeal hearing on 25th April, his conviction was upheld but the prison sentence has been reduced to nine months.