At Least 10 Christians Arrested In Shiraz

Posted on: 1st January, 2016
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Ali Reza Alighanbari

HRANA News Agency – Local sources have reported that at least ten Christian converts were arrested during a ceremony in a house church in Shiraz.

According to report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), a group of Christian converts had gathered to celebrate “Christmas” and also the eve of New Year, then with the sudden influx by plainclothes forces, they were arrested and transferred to an unknown location, on Friday 25th December.

According to the report, Mohsen Javadi, Elaheh eizadi, Mohammad Golshani Kia, Reza Mohammadi, Mahmoud Salehi, Mousa Saripoor, Ali Reza Alighanbari, Mohammad Reza Soltanian, “Brother Khalil” and Sina Namvar, were arrested.

The security guards were armed with pistols and had radio. Their behavior and type of arresting these citizens was described as “offensive”. Personal belongings of the detainees as well as satellite receiver equipment were damaged and confiscated.

There is no exact information regarding the location and condition of detainees yet.

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