A citizen is arrested for connections with Christians

Yosef Hassanzadeh contacted Christian relative in Euprope

Posted on: 31st August, 2014
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  • Editor: Laleh Gillani
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HRANA News Agency – On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, Yosef Hassanzadeh was arrested for his connections with Christian organizations abroad.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), security forces detained Hassanzadeh, a resident of Tehran, at a pharmacy where he had gone to purchase medicine.

“While in custody, he has contacted us twice,” a family member says. “He has been arrested for contacting his Christian relatives living in Europe.” Hassanzadeh doesn’t know in which prison he’s been held.

“He is a Muslim and hasn’t converted to another religion,” his wife says.