This 65-year-old woman “was taken before a prosecutor to answer charges of ‘acting against national security.'” The charge itself is absurd, but it indicates how deeply threatened many governments that persecute Christians are by the Gospel of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ. They know that God can transform men’s souls, and authoritarian governments in particular fear that they will lose their control over their people if there are large-scale conversions to Christianity. The result is the persecution and harassment of people who have no one to come to their aid, such as Ruhsari Kamberi. Please pray that Almighty God would grant to her and to all the Christians of Iran the indomitable strength and perseverance in the Faith of the Holy Martyrs.
“Elderly Christian convert from Islam endures ten days of interrogation in Iran,” Barnabas Fund, February 8, 2019:
An elderly Iranian Christian woman has endured ten days of intensive interrogation by intelligence officers and been forced to go to an Islamic religious leader to be “instructed”.
Ruhsari Kamberi, 65, was one of five women converts from Islam arrested from different church groups in Karaj, close to Tehran. The whereabouts of the other four are not known at the time of writing.
Three intelligence officers arrived at Ruhsari’s home early one morning before Christmas 2018. They searched the rooms and seized mobile phones, Bibles and other Christian material before detaining her for questioning.
According to a local source, “Ruhsari was interrogated from morning until evening for ten consecutive days.” The wife and mother was finally released when bail of 30 million Toman (around £5,500) was paid.
She was taken before a prosecutor to answer charges of “acting against national security” and forced to go to an Islamic religious leader to be “instructed” and “offered the opportunity to return to Islam”.
Friends of Ruhsari say she is extremely distressed and request that fellow Christians pray for her and the four other women arrested asking that, “God will help all Christians who are arrested and interrogated in Iran to stand firm in the faith,” and that “those people responsible for the mistreatment of the women and the violations of their rights will repent of their actions”….