Last year December, Ruhsari Kamberi (65) was arrested at her residence along with four other female Christians converts by members of Iranian Intelligence. They searched her residence, confiscating mobile phones, Bibles and other Christian materials, then took her to the intelligence offices for questioning.
Ruhsari was interrogated from morning until evening for ten consecutive days, then released on a bail of $7 000 (approximately R94 971). Earlier in January she was then charged with “acting against national security” and was told to receive “instruction” by a religious leader and to consider a return to Islam.
Sadly, Ruhsari is one of many Christians who have been arrested in Iran (#9 on the 2019 World Watch List), as Iranian authorities have ramped up their action against Christians in recent months. In December last year, 114 Christians were arrested in one week.*
With this in mind please:
- Pray that God will help all Christians who are arrested and interrogated in Iran to stand firm in the faith.
- Pray that God will bring his peace, comfort and encouragement to Ruhsari and the other women arrested at the same time.
- Pray that God will also bring his comfort to Ruhsari’s husband and children and the relatives of the other women.
- Pray that those responsible for the mistreatment of the women and the violations of their rights will repent of their actions.
Thank you for your fervent prayers!
Source: Middle East Concern
*World Watch Monitor. Iranian officials interrogate 65-year old Christian woman for 10 days, day and night. 1 February 2019.