Christians arrested and imprisoned on charges of missionary activity

Continuing the wave of arrests among Iranian Christian converts, the Human Rights Reporting Committee is reporting the arrest of four more Christians in Tehran. The four, Shahab Samimi and his wife Fariba Karim Hani, Prasad Rahimadel and Yasser Mirza Zanjani. Security forces broke into the homes of the Samimi and Karim this past Friday, arresting the couple and their guest, Prasad Rahimadel. They conducted a search of the home and confiscated a computer, books, disks, brochures and satellite receiver. No information is available on their whereabouts. Previously, four Christian converts were arrested and sentenced by the Revolutionary Court in Ahvaz to one year in prison each. The four are Farhad Sabokrooh, a priest, his wife Shahnaz Jazan and two church employees, Nasser Zaman Dezfoli and Alijani, also referred to as David. The four were accused of missionary activity and anti-regime propaganda through spreading of Christianity.

Source: Iran Daily Brief

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