Iran free Christian convert on bail after 15 years

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A Christian convert, who was condemned to 15 years in prison, has been discharged on safeguard, a little while after he undermined to go on a yearning strike.

Iran free Christian convert on bail after 15 years

Amin Afshar-Naderi, who was captured alongside four other Christians amid an excursion to the Alborz Mountains in August a year ago, composed an open letter to the experts prior this month, announcing that he has chosen to “end my life gradually” through an appetite strike.

“I surrender to your cruel decision and I have decided to terminate my life slowly and that is why I am on hunger strike. I promise you not to cost any financial loss to you. I even deny receiving any medicine. I hope you feel little better by seeing my slow death and suffering,” Afshar-Naderi wrote.

As per World Watch Monitor, Afshar-Naderi got a 10-year jail sentence, close by three different Christians, for “acting against national security by arranging and leading house-places of worship,” and he got an extra five-year sentence for “offending the consecrated.”
Afshar-Naderi, who is said to be in weakness, apparently needed to sign over property deeds worth US$80,000 to secure his safeguard, which will rely upon the result of his allure.

Two of the sentenced Christians — Kaviyan Fallah-Mohammadi, and their Pastor, Victor Bet-Tamraz — are as of now out on safeguard. In any case, Hadi Asgari, who was captured close by Afshar-Naderi in August a year ago, stays in jail.

In his open letter, Afshar-Naderi griped that the experts have lied in their report, charging that he offended their religious convictions and that his kindred detainees were compelled to acknowledge and sign an admission.

He additionally brought up that he was “covered up” from see when outside envoys went to Tehran’s Evin jail, where he and Asgari were held.

“Not only did you not stick to any of your promises you gave in the court, in front of the pastor, my family, and all the people who were present, you hated me more and more every day and finally you hid my from the ambassadors of those selected countries you had in mind!” he wrote.

Other Iranian Christians right now serving their sentences in jail have likewise gone on hunger strikes to challenge their treatment.