Andreas Sarno | Indonesia – RELEASED

Andreas Sarno | Indonesia – RELEASED

Andreas Sarno | Indonesia  UPDATE: Andreas was released on 13 September 2019 — On February 13, 2019, fellow retirees Andreas Sarno and Bintang Sirait were arrested on blasphemy charges after giving a Christian booklet to the operator of a coffee cart in a Muslim...
Bingtang Sirait | Indonesia – RELEASED

Bingtang Sirait | Indonesia – RELEASED

Bingtang Sirait | Indonesia – RELEASED UPDATE: Bingtang was released on 13th September 2019 — On February 13, 2019, fellow retirees Andreas Sarno and Bintang Sirait were arrested on blasphemy charges after giving a Christian booklet to the operator of a...
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama | Indonesia

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama | Indonesia

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama | Indonesia  On May 9, former Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known affectionately by his Chinese nickname as “Ahok”, was imprisoned for blasphemy in a politically-motivated campaign, and sentenced to two...
Abraham Ben Moses | Indonesia

Abraham Ben Moses | Indonesia

Abraham Ben Moses | Indonesia  Abraham Ben Moses, also known as Saifuddin Ibrahim, is a well-known former Muslim and Christian apologist in Indonesia. He was active in Internet evangelism and debates with Muslim groups. Abraham, 53, was arrested on Dec. 5, 2017, after...
RELEASED – Pastor Oqbamichel Haiminot | Eritrea 

RELEASED – Pastor Oqbamichel Haiminot | Eritrea 

Pastor Oqbamichel Haiminot | Eritrea  Pastor Oqbamichel Haiminot, senior pastor of the Kale Hiwot (Word of Life) Church became the first senior Eritrean church leader to be imprisoned for his Christian activities in 2003. At that time, he spent a few weeks in prison....
Bakhrom Kholmatov | Tajikistan

Bakhrom Kholmatov | Tajikistan

RELEASED | Pastor Bakhrom Kholmatov | Tajikistan Source: PrisonerAlert Pastor Bakhrom Kholmatov, who was detained by police in April 2017, was sentenced in July to three years in prison. The 42-year-old pastor also known as Bakhrom Holmatov, was arrested on April 10...
Nguyen Van Dai | Vietnam

Nguyen Van Dai | Vietnam

Nguyen Van Dai | Vietnam Please read our writing guidelines before writing to prisoners Nguyen Van Dai, a Protestant Church leader and lawyer, was arrested at his home in Hanoi on the morning of December 6, 2015. According to his wife, he was on his way to meet...
Hadi Asgari | Iran

Hadi Asgari | Iran

Hadi Asgari | Iran Convert to Christianity Hadi Asgari was arrested Aug. 26, 2016 while on a weekend trip with friends. He and others, including a well-known Pentecostal pastor, were holding a family party in a garden in Firouz-Kouh County, near Tehran, when the...
Amin Afshar Naderi | Iran

Amin Afshar Naderi | Iran

Amin Afshar Naderi | Iran Source: PrisonerAlert Convert to Christianity Amin Afshar Naderi was arrested Aug. 26, 2016 while on a weekend trip with friends. He and others, including a well-known Pentecostal pastor, were holding a family party in a garden in Firouz-Kouh...
Write to Families of Prisoners: Tran Thi Hong | Vietnam

Write to Families of Prisoners: Tran Thi Hong | Vietnam

Write to Families of Prisoners: Tran Thi Hong | Vietnam Tran Thi Hong, is the wife of Pastor Chinh, and a member of the civil society organisation Vietnamese Women for Human Rights (VNWHR). She has suffered endless persecution, which she says is becoming...
RELEASED! Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh | Vietnam

RELEASED! Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh | Vietnam

Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh | Vietnam Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh is an evangelical pastor from the Quang Nam province, and has lived in the Central Highland provinces of Kon Tum and Gia Lai since 1985. He is suffering both physical and psychological abuse in a Vietnamese...
RELEASED! Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim | North Korea

RELEASED! Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim | North Korea

Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim | North Korea On January 31, 2015, Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim (63) travelled from China to North Korea on a humanitarian aid visit, but disappeared during this time. Later it was revealed that he had been detained in February 2015. North Korea released...
Rev. Hasan Abudraheem | Sudan

Rev. Hasan Abudraheem | Sudan

Rev. Hassan Abduraheem | Sudan – RELEASED! We are praising God today for the release of Rev. Hassan Abduraheem Kodi Taour (pictured far right), and Abdulmonem Abdumawla from prison in Sudan. The two Sudanese nationals were arrested in December 2015 along with...
Yuri Pak | Kazakhstan

Yuri Pak | Kazakhstan

Yuri Pak | Kazakhstan UPDATE – Yuri Pak Released from Prison – June 2017 Praise the Lord that teacher Yuri Pak was released from prison Saturday, June 17, 2017. He was able to attend the graduation ceremony of several of his students taht same weekend. His...
RELEASED! Yklas Kabduakasov | Kazakhstan

RELEASED! Yklas Kabduakasov | Kazakhstan

RELEASED! Yklas Kabduakasov | Kazakhstan Yklas Kabduakasov Released! Christian prisoner of faith Yklas Kabduakasov was released from prison on Oct. 2, 2017. The 56-year-old convert from Islam was arrested on Aug. 14, 2015 and sent to a labour camp for “inciting...
Ebrahim Firouzi | Iran | RELEASED

Ebrahim Firouzi | Iran | RELEASED

Ebrahim Firouzi | Iran Christian convert from Islam Ebrahim Firouzi has been in and out of prison in Iran since 2011,  and though he was due to be released in January 2015, authorities instead retried him and extended his sentence by five years. Ebrahim was first...
Released! Maryam Naghash-Zargaran | Iran

Released! Maryam Naghash-Zargaran | Iran

Maryam Naghash-Zargaran Maryam was arrested in late 2012 and is currently serving a four-year sentence in the women’s ward of Evin prison. Maryam was charged with “conducting propaganda against the Islamic regime and acting against the national security.”...
Lacheng Ren | China

Lacheng Ren | China

Lacheng Ren | China Lacheng Ren, a Christian sponsoring a new Christian bookstore in Taiyuan, and Wenxi Li, a Christian bookstore employee, were arrested and sentenced to prison terms for their role in the Enyu Bookstore in Taiyuan. Police raided the business and...