Iranian Prison Used to Imprison Christians Catches on Fire
One of the most notorious prisons used to hold Iranian Christians has caught on fire. Evin Prison, a prison located in the Evin neighborhood of Tehran, Iran, has been the primary location for torturing and killing thousands of Iranian Christians, political prisoners, lawyers, Jews, and human rights activists since the Islamic Revolution.
How the fire started at Evin Prison remains unclear, but online videos appear to show complete chaos as the prison erupted with wailing sirens, fiery flames, plumes of smoke, the crack of gun fire, and prisoners screaming, “Death to the dictator!”
The fire comes amidst massive anti-government protests around the country. triggered by the death of a young woman killed by the country’s morality police. The violent protests are not relenting and have now entered their fifth week.
“Seeing the prison burn is both good and bad,” reports Naghmeh Panahi, a house church coordinator born in Iran. Naghmeh’s uncle was executed in Evin Prison and her former husband was there because of his Christian faith. “I visited the prison several times as a young girl. I know the prison very well.”
“I have mixed feelings about the prison burning down,” she continued. “I was happy to hear it burn down because it was the place used to imprison my family members and so many Christians. Now they [the Iranian police] can’t hold as many prisoners, but at the same time I cannot help to feel sad for all of the prisoners that have lost their lives. The prisoners that died in Evin prison were not criminals, they were political enemies. They were innocent.”
It seems that eight people have reportedly died so far, but the number could be far higher.
The nation of Iran might never be the same after these protests. Huge changes seem to be on the horizon and Christians need to continue praying for the nation of Iran.
No one should be killed for their faith. What ever religion you follow and practice if you are killed because of your religion you become instant Martyr’s in Heaven for God. Catholics and Christians have been martyred over many years for their religion. All Martyrs they became for their death because of their Religion. Then Auchswitz where Hitler killed Millons of Jews and some Catholics as well. Every Jew killed in Auchwitz by Hitler are Martyrs in Heaven and the Catholics there too. Then the Jewish people killed in the Synagogue a few years ago are also Martyrs killed because they were Jewish. Then there was Christ Church in New Zealand where Muslims were killed because they were Muslim. They are all Martyrs in Heaven. The first Martyr was Jesus Christ. Then Saint Stephen who was stonned to death and the first one throwing the stones was Saul who became Paul now a Saint in the Catholic Church. He was converted by Jesus Christ God on the way to Damascus where Jesus thundered in his voice to Saul (,Saul Saul why are you persecuting me?) Jesus knocked him off his horse and Blinded him for 3 days then Saul was converted and Jesus gave him back his sight. He became a Saint and a great convertor of Jews and others to becoming Catholic. Saul changed his name to Paul now known as Saint Paul. Saul was making fun of Jesus and spreading lies and blaspheming Jesus so Jesus blinded him for 3 days. Jesus tells me Saul was easy to convert but today in 2022 converting people takes much work because they have trouble RESISTING the DEVIL and TURNING AWAY FROM EVIL. We ALL in the World must LOVE and RESPECT each other for each others RELIGION not HATE or KILL over it. Also the RACE we are as well. We must never HATE or KILL over another one’s RACE. RESPECT. LOVE and PEACE is the KEY.