“Intelligence service presented me as a person with no identity among Christians and I have been subjected to mobbing by believers. Besides, by the order of intelligence service, my national code in prison compensation form is typed incorrectly so that I would be a person without identity”.
HRANA News Agency – Hossain Saketi Taremsari, known as Stephan, a new converted to Christianity who was released after serving more than one year in prison for preaching Christianity, is still not able get back a considerable amount of money and his identity documents. The only response that he has received is “you’ll receive them when you become a human”.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Hossain Saketi Taremsari had been arrested by the intelligence service of Bojnord on July 22, 2013 in Golestan forests. First he was transferred to intelligence service of Jajarm and then Bojnord in Northern Khorasan province. After 15 days in solitary confinement, he was charged with disturbing public order by preaching Christianity, and his case was processed in Aligoodarz court in Alborz province.
Hossain Saketi Taremsari told HRANA’s reporter in response to a question about the amount of money and the documents, “The approved banking check was around 1350 million IRR and 150 million IRR cash, and documents include birth certificate, identity card, military service card and national ID”.
Hossain Saketi Taremsari continued, “every time when I go to the intelligence service to get back my personal stuff, they tell me ‘go and come back when you have become a human and then we return your money and documents’”.
He added, “Intelligence service presented me as a person with no identity among Christians and I have been subjected to mobbing by believers. Besides, by the order of intelligence service, my national code in prison compensation form is typed incorrectly so that I would be a person without identity”.
Mr. Saketi emphasized, “I have no money, I cannot be employed, and have no identity. This is how my life has been after being released”.
HRANA had reported earlier that he had been summoned to intelligence service of Karaj on August 5 and kept in solitary confinement of ward number 8 (also known as Sepah ward ) in Rajaei Shahr prison till October 25, and then was transferred to central prison of Karaj.
He was tried in October 2013, in branch number 6 of Karaj revolutionary court and questioned by prosecutor Mohammadyari about preaching Christianity.
Hossain Saketi (Stephen) was kept along with Behnam Irani, Ali Moezzi, and Mohammadreza Poorshajari in ward number 7 of central prison of Karaj.
Need to be mentioned, Mr. Saketi Tremsari was released on October 29, 2014, more than two months after the expected time.