Three Iranian Christian converts, who were facing a combined 35 years in prison because of their faith, have fled the country after a court rejected their appeal, according to a Christian persecution watchdog group.
Another food aid delivery from Iraq just arrived in Lebanon, local sources report. Iraq’s government promised to supply Lebanon with a million liters of fuel and more than 13,000 tons of wheat after the massive explosion in Beirut earlier this month destroyed nearly all of Lebanon’s wheat supply.
Four Iranian converts to Christianity were sentenced earlier this month to several years in prison after they were arrested in February on accusations they acted “against national security” by participating in house church meetings and evangelizing.
As Lebanon’s chaos continues, new information leads to broader questions and observations. For example, Hezbollah – a known terrorist group – wields significant power in Lebanon. Were they connected to last week’s explosion?
Iran’s crackdown on truth grows more severe. A member of Iran’s coronavirus task force recently told reporters the COVID-19 toll could be 20 times higher than official figures. The next day, state officials closed down the newspaper that published his quote.
Iran is facing a wave of internal turmoil and covert attacks that are undermining the radical regime’s nefarious plans. Even as the violence escalates, hope is rising among Iranian citizens who are finding salvation in Jesus Christ.
An Iranian Christian convert convicted of being a member of a “Zionist” evangelical group has lost his appeal against two prison sentences he received earlier this year, according to a London-based Iranian human rights watchdog organization.