TEHRAN, IRAN (Worthy News)– Iran on Tuesday, September 6, ordered five Iranian Christians, including a heavily pregnant woman, to report to prison on charges linked to their Christian activities, a mission group working in the region said.
“Five believers and [church] ministers convicted of “crimes against the Islamic Order on March 8, 2011 in [Iran's southwestern city of] Shiraz,” have been told “to report to prison immediately to serve a one year prison sentence,” explained Jason DeMars who leads Present Truth Ministries.
DeMars identified the Christians as Behrouz Sadegh-Khandjani, Mehdi “Petros” Furutan, Mohammed “William” Belyad, Nazly Belyad and Parviz Khalaj.
Nazly, he said, “is about seven months pregnant”. DeMars added that “This absolutely breaks our heart.” He told Worthy News that he had urged supporters to “Please pray for these brothers, our sister, and the little baby that is growing inside of her.”