Christians in Iran: Experts in Iran are progressively focusing on Christian believers with captures and detainments, as per the New York-based Center for Human Rights In Iran.
“In under two months, since June 2017, Judge Mashallah Ahmadzadeh of Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran has issued long jail sentences to no less than 11 Christian proselytes and the previous pioneer of the Assyrian Pentecostal Church in Iran,” CHRI said in a report.
“Christians are perceived as an official religious minority in Iran’s Constitution, yet the state keeps on abusing individuals from the confidence, particularly changes over,” said CHRI’s official executive Hadi Ghaemi. “The state must regard its own particular laws and worldwide commitments and permit Christians and all religious minorities full flexibility of love.”
On July 6, the judge condemned four Protestant Christian believers to 10 years in jail each “in a trial totally missing due process,” the gathering stated, citing Mansour Borji, the promotion chief of a London-based gathering, Article 18, which shields Christians in Iran.
The four proselytes — Yusif Farhadov, Eldar Gurbanov and Bahram Nasibov from Baku in the Republic of Azerbaijan, and Iranian national Nasser Navard Goltapeh — were captured at a gathering facilitated by their Christian companions in Andisheh last June.
Prosecutors couldn’t create any proof to demonstrate the proselytes had acted against national security, Borji said. However they were sentenced being “Zionist Christians” who “acted against national security with the expectation of ousting the state in a delicate war.”