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Uncertainty and a worrying situation for several detainees in Iran

Uncertainty and a worrying situation for several detainees in Iran

Uncertainty and a worrying situation for several detainees in IranIn continuing to violate the rights of minorities in Iran, several new Christians convert in Karaj and Tehran have been arrested by security guards and there is no information of their status and fate.

In continuing to violate the rights of minorities in Iran, several Christians in Karaj and Tehran have been arrested by security guards and there is no information about their fate. .At the same time, it was reported that four of the new Christian converts were members of the Church in Iran, were accused of “promoting Zionist Christianity and organizing home church meetings”. They were sentenced for ten years imprisonment by Islamic Revolutionary Court.

According to reports, Razmik Zadourian, Shahab Bani Bayat and Mohammad Mohaghegh Dolatabadi, on Sunday June 27, 1997, equaled June 17, 2018, around Karaj, as well as Shahin Shakib and Vahid Dehghani, one day later, on Monday, June 28 in West of Tehran, were arrested, whose status is still unclear.
According to the report, the homes of these people were searched and satellite
devices, books, computers and some equipment were confiscated.

Also, during the past two days, frequent visits by families of detainees to security and judicial authorities had no result and they were told that their loved ones have been arrested by IRGC intelligence.

According to recent reports, the families of some of the detainees, when referring to various judicial branches, demanding a clear indication of their whereabouts and their situation, faced with a bad and threatening encounter with the judiciary and security officials.

In recent months, the Revolutionary Guards, after arresting some individuals, claimed that detained Christians were “religious deviators,” “the missionaries and propagators of Christianity,” and “members of the evangelical church churches,” which, in addition to “promoting Christianity,” attempted “Disturbing public opinion and deviation of the youth in public through Internet.

In another report on the violation of the rights of Christians in Iran, it has been announced that the verdict of four Christian, each sentenced to 10 years in prison and approved by the appeals court, will be enforced in the coming days.

One of those convicted is Youssef Nadarkhani, a pastor who was imprisoned about a decade ago, and
three others who have been sentenced to ten years in prison after interrogations and court proceeding, Mohammad Reza Omidi, Yaser Mossibzadeh and Saheb Fadaei, who were charged two years ago with “Zionist Christianity” and “acting against national security”.

According to the report, Pastors Nadarkhani and Mr. Omidy have been sentenced to two years in prison for their church of receiving aid from United Kingdom.
Three other people have been sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking alcohol during their religious service.

In recent years, especially after the leader of the Islamic Republic and some Shiite authorities warning, the pressure on Christian heads in Iran has increased, and now dozens of Christian believers are in prisons and detention centres of the Islamic Republic.

It is also prohibited to publish and distribute the Bible in Persian language, Protestant churches are closed, and they are prevented from attending church ceremonies.

According to the International Report on the Status of Religious Freedom in Iran, the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to persecute, interrogate and detain Bahá’ís, Christians, Sunni Muslims and other religious minorities, suppressed and prosecuted

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