Mussie Eyob | Eritrea Released!

Mussie Eyob | Eritrea Released!

According to a recent report from Church in Chains, at least 83 Christians have been released since late January (2021), including Mussie Eyob. Some of those released had been held in captivity for more than ten years, often under horrific conditions. Mussie has been...
Pastor A Dao Released

Pastor A Dao Released

Pastor A Dao, who is the leader of the Montagnard Evangelical Church of Christ, has been released from prison after serving four years of his five-year prison sentence. He advocated for religious freedom for his fellow church members in the Central Highlands and...
Release Due to COVID-19 Becomes Permanent

Release Due to COVID-19 Becomes Permanent

Mahrokh Roksare Kanbari was released temporarily on March 2 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, having provided security of 30 million tomans ($2,000). On April 2, prison authorities informed Mahrokh that she was no longer required to return to prison. It is expected that...
Imran Ghafur Released!

Imran Ghafur Released!

The Lahore High Court has acquitted Imran Ghafur Masih, a Christian sentenced to life in prison under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. According to Imran’s family they have moved into hiding following the acquittal due to potential threats from extremists. On 15...
Bhakrom Released!

Bhakrom Released!

  In a wonderful Christmas gift for his family, Bakhrom Kholmatov was freed early from prison on Wednesday, Dec. 18, three months earlier than his original release date. Praise God, and pray for the family as they reunite. (Source: Prisoner...
Ebrahim Firouzi RELEASED

Ebrahim Firouzi RELEASED

Update – October 2019 Ebrahim Firouzi was released from Rajaei Shahr prison on Oct. 26, 2019. He will now serve two years’ internal exile in the city of Sarbaz, on the border with Pakistan. The prison warden wanted to send Ebrahim directly to exile, but he...
Abraham Ben Moses Released!

Abraham Ben Moses Released!

We are delighted to report that Abraham Ben Moses, also known as Saifuddin Ibrahim, a well-known former Muslim and Christian apologist in Indonesia, has been released from prison. Abraham, who was active in Internet evangelism and debates with Muslim groups, was...

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Indonesia Released

Former Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, has been set free after serving nearly two years in prison for ‘blasphemy’, according to CBN News.  He said he doesn’t regret his imprisonment, saying,  “If we could go back in time...
Ps. Andrew Brunson Released!

Ps. Andrew Brunson Released!

Christians in Turkey and around the world are praising God for the release of Andrew Brunson from Turkish captivity. While the charges were not dropped, the court ruled on October 12th that he should be released for good behaviour and time served. He was allowed to...
Lacheng Ren Released On Bail

Lacheng Ren Released On Bail

Lacheng Ren Released On Bail VOM contacts heard Lacheng Ren was released on bail in early 2017. However, “he rarely communicates with anyone due to severe restraint and his hurt.” Please continue to pray for...
Pastor Yang Hua Released!

Pastor Yang Hua Released!

Imprisoned pastor Yang Hua has returned to his home in Guizhou province on June 19th after suffering mistreatment during his two-and-a-half-year jail term. Yang was first imprisoned on December 9th, 2015, after police raided Living Stone Church. He was charged with...
Nguyen Van Dai – Released!

Nguyen Van Dai – Released!

Protestant church leader and lawyer Nguyen Van Dai, and a fellow member of the Brotherhood for Democracy were released from prison on June 7. and immediately put on a plane from Hanoi for Germany, according to members of his banned group and an exile pro-democracy...
Hadi Asgari Released!

Hadi Asgari Released!

Hadi Asgari was released on April 11 from Evin Prison. Previously, he was refused bail, but a judge reconsidered and he was set free on conditional release after posting bail. Believers in Iran are asking for prayer for Hadi as he recovers from 19 months spent in...
Yklas Kabduakasov Released!

Yklas Kabduakasov Released!

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 religious hatred.” He returns home to his wife,...
Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim Released!

Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim Released!

This is great news… North Korea frees Canadian church leader ‘on sick bail’ – Hyeun-soo Lim, the Korean Canadian church leader sentenced to life in prison with hard labour, has been freed today “on sick bail”, says a North Korean state news agency....