IRAN: Eight Christians arrested during worship service in a house church

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Iranian Christians arrested when they gathered to worship in a house church.

According to media reports, a group of about eight Iranian Christians were arrested on Friday, August 7. The incident took place in Karaj where these eight Christians had gathered for a worship ceremony in a house church. They were also beaten before being arrested.

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Details reveal that the Iranian regime’s armed plainclothes agents raided the house church during the worship ceremony. The government’s agents abused and beat the Christian worshipers. According to the eyewitnesses,” The agents seized their Christian hymn books and religious pamphlets and afterwards, shifted them to a van to be taken to a prison.”

However, six of the Christians detained by the Iranian government were identified as: Ms. Hayedeh Shadnia, Ms. Shahin Bashiri, Ms. Mona Chahardoli, Mr. Esmaeel Falahati, Mr. Nematollah Youssefi and Razmik.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi an Iranian activist urged the Christians leaders of the world while informing the community about the merciless practices of the regime in Iran.

“Today, the Middle East is facing a watershed moment. Moderate forces striving for human rights must be supported. And faith community leaders can contribute a great deal toward the establishment of a free Iran, where human rights are respected.”