The letter by Farshid and two fellow prisoners to president-elect Hassan Rouhani reads as follows:
Dear Dr Rohani, the elected president of our dear nation,
Greetings, … We, the Christian prisoners, would like to congratulate your success in getting elected as our president and becoming the head of the law enforcement in Iran. We ask God’s wisdom and blessings upon you and your office. May your office, having such a delicate and sensitive role, by God’s help, bring honour and glory to our country Iran.
We pray that you may bring freedom of religion to religious minorities of Iran, especially Christians, freedom which would allow us to worship God, the creator of heaven and earth. We wish that we may not be prisoners during your office term, although being in prison just because of our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ is an hour for us.
We pray that God’s fear would be in your heart and his wisdom and grace a light to your feet. May God’s grace help you to go through the challenging years ahead.
Farshid Fathi, Alireza Seyedian, Mostafa Bordbar
Please keep these men in your prayers and all others imprisoned and persecuted for Christ!
To learn more about Farshid Fathi imprisoned for his faith in Christ- click here