Maryam Naghash Zargaran, the Christian convert in a prison in Iran, is seriously ill and in urgent need of medical care, sources in Iran said.
Maryam’s health deteriorated badly last week and she has lost a lot of weight, according to the Irananian news agency Mohabat.
She is still in prison after her incarcaeration was lengthened to compensate for time she was allowed to go home or to hospital so she could be treated for her serious medical conditions.
Her medical problems include heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis and lumbar disc disease.
Maryam was sentenced to four years in prison after her arrest in January 2013 in connection with work on an orphanage she did with Saeed Abedini, an American former Muslim who converted in 2000.
Abedini, active in the underground house church movement in Iran, was also imprisoned in Evin. He was released in January last year and returned to the United States, where his wife has filed for divorce.
Maryam’s hunger strike last year lasted 27 days. She stopped after she was told she would be released, but as yet there seems to be little sign of that.
Please pray for Maryam’s healing.