Imprisoned in Iran’s Torture Factory, a Christian’s Health Spirals Downward

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(International Christian Concern) Evin Prison is known by many names: the regime’s torture factory, the black hole of evil, Iran’s most notorious jail, to name a few. According to research by International Christian Concern (ICC), it is the preferred prison for Christians who are jailed because of their faith. Those believers who have completed their sentences in prison have shared chilling reports of their experiences.

Maryam Rostampour is a Christian convert who was imprisoned in Evin for eight months. She recently shared with World Watch Monitor, “One day is like a year, some days you can’t breathe because you don’t know what’s going to happen to you the next day…When people experience living in Evin Prison, they will never be the same again. The stress is too much. We can’t be the same people. We can’t be as happy as before. We don’t enjoy activities like normal people because all the time we think of those who are still there.”

ICC has documented at least 11 believers who are currently reported imprisoned inside Evin. One of the more recent prisoners is Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh, a convert from Islam who was arrested nearly two years ago.

Dr. Hormoz Shariat, president and founder of Iran Alive Ministries, said, “He was arrested with several Azerbaijani Christians who were a part of a mission organization. The government wants to publicize this case to warn other Iranians that if you work with outside organizations, we will be tough on you.”

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  • Susan Perelka

    Abba Father, Comfort Your people by Your Holy Spirit. Give them strength in their persecutions. Let their lights shine brightly in such darkness. Deliver them from all their troubles. Let not our will, but Your will be done. Give them grace to endure, help them to persevere and fight the good fight of faith in order to bring glory to Your name. Help their captures to see Your light in them. Help their captures to come out of the darkness. Let their captures see Jesus in them. Thank You Father for the promise that one day You will wipe away all our tears. There will be no more pain or sorrow. We will receive glorified bodies and be in Your presence forever. Let Your Kingdom come and let Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus awesome and glorious name. AMEN!

  • Robin Egg

    Lord Jesus, it is hard to even put into words what is in my heart right now for my persecuted brethren. You alone know what they need. These are those for whom the world is not worthy.