The Latest Status on Imprisoned Christians Arrested in Firoozkooh

HRANA News Agency – Amin Afshar Naderi, one of the Christian converts who are held in Evin prison since six months ago, has gone on hunger strike in protest against his status. Two citizens of the five detained Christians were released on the bail and three others are still in Evin prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Amin Afshar Naderi Christian convert in Ward 4 of Evin prison has gone on hunger strike in protest against his status since February 5, 2017. He has lost 5 kg weight and his blood pressure was registered to be 11 over 9.

Amin Afshar Naderi was arrested on charge of membership in the church for the first time in 2014 and then was released on the bail of 1 billion IRR after 40 days of interrogation and solitary confinement in ward 209 of Evin prison

Mr. Naderi and 13 others were arrested in Firoozkooh on August 26, 2016 and served 82 days in solitary confinement in ward 209. He was transferred to ward 4 of Evin prison later.

An informed source told HRANA’s reporters, “14 people, including 7 males and 7 females, one 13-year-old and a 55-year-old woman were arrested, five of them with the names of Ramin Bet Tamers, Amin Afshar Naderi, Hadi Asgari, Mohamad Dehnavard and Amir Saman Dashti were transferred to Evin prison and the others were released by obtaining commitments. But later, intelligence agents raided the house of three of the detainees and seized some of their belongings and a number of them were summoned to the intelligence ministry and were interrogated.”

Ramin Bet Tamers and Mohamad Dehnavard were released on the bails of 1 billion IRR and Amin Afshar Naderi, Hadi Asgari and Amir Saman Dashti continue to be held in Evin prison in an undecided condition due to the court authorities’ refusal to accept the bail.

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