Date: January 23, 2021
Iran (International Christian Concern) – Mary Mohammadi, an Iranian Christian convert and human rights activist, was arrested again on January 18. Mohammadi has been in and out of prison for her identity as a Christian and outspoken activist.
Most recently, she was arrested by the “morality police”, claiming that she improperly wore her hijab, her pants were too tight and her coat was unbuttoned. Iranian officials previously charged her with the same accusations. She spent six months in jail for being a member of a local house church, and also spent time in prison in April 2020 after participating in a peaceful protest.
Despite her good relationship with her employer, she has also been unable to return to work since her release last year. According to Mohammadi, it is clear that her employers receive pressure from intelligence officials to not take her back. Her life has now been interrupted several times for her identity as a Christian, with the Iranian government not allowing her to return to her normal life, even after serving her undeserved prison sentences.
HOW TO PRAY: Pray for the protection and safety of Mary. Pray for Christians in Iran who face the constant threat of being arrested. Pray for religious freedom in Iran to flourish.