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Saeed Abedini moved to prison for violent criminals

by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/04/13, 03:08 pm

Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini, imprisoned in Tehran for his faith, has been moved to one of the country’s most brutal prisons, according to his U.S.-based legal team.

Guards at Evin Prison told a family member who went to visit Abedini today that the pastor had been moved to Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj, about 90 minutes outside the nation’s capital. Guards there told Abedini’s family he was not allowed to have visitors.

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Kenyan pastors murdered as tensions, violence escalate

by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 11/04/13, 02:15 pm

Assailants killed two evangelical pastors in Kenya late last month, following anonymous threats and a government crackdown on Islamic extremists in the region. At least one church leader reacted by calling for firearms and greater security for churches.

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Freedom in the world's darkest corner

Persecution | As Western believers pray for the persecuted church, North Korean Christians pray for their ‘free’ brothers and sisters to realize God is all they need
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 11/01/13, 01:05 pm

One of the first things Eric Foley, the co-founder of Seoul USA, learned about the North Korean underground church is that it is not a group to be pitied. About 10 years ago Foley asked a member of the underground church how he could pray for them. He recalls the North Korean’s response, “You, pray for us? We pray for you … because South Korean and American churches believe challenges in the Christian faith are solved by money, freedom, and politics. It’s only when all you have is God do you realize God is all you need.”

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