IRAN: Christian prisoner allowed out for treatment

Thank you for praying for Maryam (Nasim) Naghash-Zargaran, whose case we highlighted in a prayer alert last week.

We are delighted to say that Maryam has been allowed out of prison to receive medical treatment. It is reported that permission was granted for her to leave prison to get treatment but due to problems in bureaucratic procedure her release on bond was delayed until today.

Maryam, a believer from a Muslim background, is currently serving a four-year sentence in Tehran’s Evin prison.

Recently Maryam went on hunger strike as a protest against the lack of adequate medical treatment for long-standing health problems. Sources close to the family said that her condition was serious and that Maryam was close to becoming comatose. She has a history of heart problems.

Maryam was arrested in January 2013 in connection with her work on an orphanage with former Christian prisoner Saeed Abedini. She was charged with ‘acting against national security’ and was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment, which she started serving in July 2013 in the women’s ward at Evin. A request for a retrial was refused.

View her prisoner profile here.

(Source: Middle East Concern)

FOR YOUR PRAYERS

  • Join us in thanking God for Maryam’s release and pray that she would get proper medical treatment and be restored to complete health.
  • Pray too that she would be fully released from prison.

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