IRAN – Three converts arrested in “new campaign” against Christians in Iran


Date:  October 27, 2017

Three Christian converts from Dezful city, in south-west Iran, were arrested on 10 October, in what is being described as a “new campaign” against Christians by intelligence services. Two of the three were released after hours of interrogation.

Ali Torabi, aged 39, is still being held. Plain-clothes police arrested him at his workplace and took him to his house, where they confiscated Bibles and other Christian material. His family were told that he would be released within a week.

Iranian Christians from Muslim backgrounds are the targets of arbitrary detention and are extremely vulnerable in the Iranian judicial system. The state does not recognise their conversion from Islam. In July, 46-year-old convert Naser Navard Goltapeh, was sentenced to ten years in prison for threatening “the security of the country,” after he was arrested at a house church meeting.

From Mohabat news here

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