Pastor Behnam & Family
When most of us think about an imprisoned pastor in Iran, our thoughts often turn to Youcef Nadarkhani. Viewed as an apostate from Islam, the Iranian government has sentenced him to die because of his Christian faith. He’s been imprisoned now for 1,000 days.
The good news? International pressure is apparently working. He is still alive.
Another Iranian pastor is getting less attention in the West, even though he has endured torture and is in ill health.
Pastor Behnam Irani, 41, is from Kraj, Iran. He was convicted of crimes against national security in January 2011 and is currently serving the remainder of a six-year sentence. He has a wife and two children.
You can learn more about his case and even write a letter to him in the Farsi language by visiting Voice of the Martyrs's Prisoner Alert.
Present Truth Ministries also does an excellent job informing Americans and others about persecution in Iran. In the edited video clip below, Jason DeMars describes Pastor Behnam’s prison experience.
I join DeMars in asking you to please pray for the imprisoned pastor—also Pastor Nadarkhani and other Christians who suffer for their faith in Iran.