Iranian Christian in great danger
At the age of 34 Mahsa, an Iranian national, fled from Iran to Germany and filed an application for asylum. The reason: in her home country Mahsa became a Christian and her change of faith was made public. In Iran one of her brothers works for the religious police, another for the country’s government. They and her own father threatened to kill her and even her fiancée turned away from her due to her conversion to Christianity. Because she is afraid of her own family the young woman does not give her true identity even in Germany; hence her change of name.
Some churches in the German State of Hesse are taking a stand against her impending deportation to Iran: Christians living in the Lahn-Dill-District have formed the “Christian Initiative Herborn”. On 15th June they want to draw attention to young woman’s fate by organising a prayer rally. Christians from various denominations will meet on the Kirchberg in front of the Protestant Church and will march to the city’s market square. Mahsa’s situation is serious, since in Iran, if you turn away from the Muslim faith, the death penalty awaits you.
We ask for solidarity. Come to the Protestant Church in Herborn/Hesse on Saturday morning at 11a.m. (Source: pro)