Iranian Judiciary prohibited the family of a Christian convert from hiring a lawyer to represent him

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Action against Christian convert in Iran’s in province Khuzestan proceeds with the Iranian Judiciary denied the family of a Christian convert from procuring a legal counselor to speak to him.

Iranian Judiciary prohibited the family of a Christian convert from hiring a lawyer to represent him

Since the family of the Christian convert of detainee, Abdol-Ali Pourmand, who has been in jail for two weeks, has not yet been officially informed of their loved one’s charges their endeavors to hire proper lawful representation for him have been impeded.

Mr. Pourmand (Elias) who is 38 years of age, is one of the priests at the Payam-e Aramesh (Message of Peace) house church in Dezful. He was captured on October 19, 2017 and instantly exchanged to Ahwaz.

Despite the fact that Article 35 of the Iranian constitution perceives the privilege for all detainees to have legitimate lawful representation, it is normal practice by the Iranian legal to avert religious detainees and detainees of cognizant from employing a legal counselor to speak to them in court.

Another Christian detainee, Mohammad-Ali Torabi, who had been captured on October 10, 2017, was additionally exchanged to Ahwaz after his capture. Mr. Torabi is 39 years of age.