Brother Matthias Haghnejad is being held in prison, presumably, in the Rasht area by VEVAK, the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and National Security. He was arrested during a pastoral visit with a family in the Rasht area. The secret police (VEVAK) have not contacted brother Matthias’ family and he is being held without access to an attorney. Typically, under these circumstances pastors are being tortured in order to gain as much information as possible from them.
Once again, the Iranian regime proves that it cares very little for human rights of any kind. Here, a simple pastor from Bandar-e Anzali is arrested, held incommunicado and presumably (based upon past behavior) is being tortured. These men who control the government of Iran hold to the lowest form of religion that seeks to destroy the lives of those who will not bow their knee to tyranny and injustice. They have arrested a Christian pastor, who has NO interest in politics, and torture, interrogate and imprison him because of their false beliefs.
Please pray that brother Matthias has the grace, strength, clarity, wisdom and power of God working in him now as the Iranian regime seeks to break him. Pray that our Heavenly Father gives peace to his wife and daughter. Please pray and please contact human rights agencies, Iranian Ambassadors’ in your country and let your foreign ministry know about what is happening.