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Exiled Iranian Christian Woman Tells Inspiring Story of Faith, Courage under Persecution

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JERUSALEM, Israel – Christians on every continent can share stories of persecution and brutality, but few governments have a more alarming reputation for their treatment of Christians than Iran.

Marziyeh Amirizadeh is a remarkable Iranian Christian woman who was sentenced to death, and endured torture and incarceration in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison. Time and again, she stood up to the authorities, all the while meditating on God's word and growing in her faith while suffering the loss of loved ones.

Marzi, as she is known, eventually escaped Iran and started a new life in the U.S. Today, she travels the world sharing her inspiring story of faith in the face of persecution, and she acts as an advocate for the Iranian people's freedom. 

She is the author or 2 books, Captive in Iran  and A Love Journey with God.

CBN News had an opporunity to hear Marzi's story in-depth when she recently made her first visit to Israel. 

To see that interview, click on the video above. 

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CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief

CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief In a time where the world's attention is riveted on events in the Middle East, CBN viewers have come to appreciate Chris Mitchell's timely reports from this explosive region of the world. Mitchell brings a Biblical and prophetic perspective to these daily news events that shape our world. Chris first began reporting on the Middle East in the mid-1990s. He repeatedly traveled there to report on the religious and political issues facing Israel and the surrounding Arab states. One of his more significant reports focused on the emigration of persecuted Christians