(Voice of the Persecuted) Maryam Naghash-Zargaran – Nasim was arrested and put into prison for practicing her right to believe in the religion of her choice. In this case it is Christianity.
She was sentenced to 4 years on July 15, 2013 in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Maryam is in ill health, and has suffered a heart attack while in prison.
Why is Maryam in prison?
When she was arrested, Maryam was involved with the establishment of an orphanage in Iran. Despite having no political agenda, an Iranian Revolutionary Court falsely declared Maryam’s Christian activities to be proof that she was ‘acting against the security of the Iranian nation’. Her imprisonment violates international law, to which Iran is a party, which guarantees freedom of religion and belief.
In September 2013, Maryam was transferred to Modares hospital on Sunday to be treated for her heart disease. Having had heart surgery before, mental pressures in prison resulted in her heart attack, and as a result she was transferred to hospital. To date, there is still no detailed news about her condition.
Additionally, Maryam is suffering depression due to the effects of prison conditions.
Her friends, are determined to ensure that Maryam is not forgotten.
Like Maryam’s Facebook Page, and please mention Maryam on Twitter with the Hashtag #FreeMaryamNaghashZargaran
Postcards to Evin Prison
Please continue to send postcards to Maryam at Evin Prison.
Your words and letters to Maryam will not be wasted if you write. The postcards and letters you write will make a big difference to Maryam, letting her know that she has not been forgotten. Feel free to use scripture, but please do not write negative comments about the Iranian government. Messages will be read by the prison guards.
Maryam Naghash-Zargaran – Nasim
Islamic Republic of Iran
Please continue to Pray for our Iranian sister and for those who have the power release her. Write and send a postcard of support and let her know that she is not forgotten. If you have a Facebook account, you can stay updated on her situation and get a message to her by sharing it as a comment here. Stand United with our persecuted brothers and sisters. Thank you for praying, raising awareness and writing to those imprisoned for their faith! (Hebrews 13:3) One in the Body of Christ
God Bless you!