We are grateful for the involvement of a human rights organization called The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. They were integral with releasing the story of brother Youcef to CNN and other news outlets. Again, they have sought to help by doing a press release about the current situation.
Here is a quote from their article and a link to it.
“Throughout 2010 and 2011, dozens of members of the nationwide protestant group, the Church of Iran, have been criminally prosecuted and punished merely for their religious beliefs and practices. On 1 May 2011, the Revolutionary Court in the northern city of Bandar Anzali tried eleven church members, including Pastor Abdolreza Ali-Haghnejad, and Zainab Bahremend, the 62-year-old grandmother of two other defendants, on charges of “acting against national security.”
More than anything our brothers and sisters in Christ need the grace of God to work supernaturally in their lives so that they would have strength, boldness and faith to endure this great trial.