A 65-year-old new Christian convert has been summoned to serve a one-year prison sentence and her friends and family are asking for heavenly help.

Christian charity Middle East Concern says Mahrokh Kanbari was convicted of “propaganda against the system” after a hearing at Karaj Revolutionary Court in late July of this year, reports Premier.

She has been previously arrested when Iranian intelligence raided her home in 2018 and confiscated her Bibles and other Christian materials.

After ten days of interrogation, Kanbari was released on bail of $3,384.20.

The Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, appealed for her acquittal in a Tweet on 2 August, writing: “I am appalled to hear reports that Iran’s despotic rulers have punished yet another Christian woman for exercising her freedom to worship. Iran must free Mahrokh Kanbari today. Whether Sunni, Sufi, Baha’i, Jewish or Christian, America will stand up for people of faith in Iran like Marokh.”

Kanbari’s friends hope for Christians to be inspired by the example of Kanbari to “stand firm in the faith for the sake of Jesus Christ”.

They have also asked for prayer and that, “the Lord will use politicians and human rights defenders around the world to speak up for religious freedom and the Iranian authorities will stop harassing, arresting and imprisoning religious minorities in Iran”.

Source » chvnradio