Christian Converts Amin Khaki, Milad Goodarzi, and Alireza Nourmohammadi Sentenced to a Total of 9 Years in Prison

On Sunday, August 22, Branch 12 of the Alborz Court of Appeals sentenced Amin Khaki, Milad Goodarzi, and Alireza Nourmohammadi, three Christian converts, to a total of nine years in prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Mohabbat News, in their first trial in June this year, Amin Khaki, Milad Goodarzi, and Alireza Nourmohammadi were each sentenced to 5 years imprisonment and fined 40 million Tomans, by the Fourth Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Karaj, on charges of propaganda and catechizing deviant against the holy Sharia of Islam.

Despite the fact that Christians are recognized as a religious minority under Islamic law, the security services nevertheless pursue the issue of Muslims converting to Christianity with particular sensitivity and deal harshly with activists in this field.

The Iranian regime targets Christian converts despite Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which state that every individual has the right to freedom of religion and belief and freedom to express it openly or secretly.

Three Christian Converts Sentenced to a Total of 15 Years in Prison and a Fine

Amin Khaki, Milad Goodarzi, and Alireza Nourmohammadi were sentenced by the Fourth Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Karaj to five years each in prison and a fine of 40 million tomans.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the website Article 18 , the three christian converts were sentenced for “Propaganda and educational activities contrary to the holy Sharia of Islam”.

The citizens had been released on bail of 250 million tomans each in November 2020 after being summoned to judicial authorities and filing a case.

Despite the fact that Christians are recognized as a religious minority under Iranian law, the security services nevertheless pursue the issue of Muslims converting to Christianity with particular sensitivity and deal harshly with activists in this field.

The Iranian regime targets Christian converts despite Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which state that every individual has the right to freedom of religion and belief and freedom to express it openly or secretly.

4 Christian Converts Began to Serve Their Sentences in Ahvaz

HRANA News Agency – Rev. Amin Khaki, Hussein Baronzadeh (Daniel), Mohammad Bahrami and Rahman (Zia), Christian converts from Ahvaz who had been arrested earlier in 2014, introduced themselves to Central Prison in Ahvaz to serve their sentences.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Rev. Amin Khaki, Hussein Baronzadeh (Daniel), Mohammad Bahrami and Rahman (Zia), Christian converts from Ahvaz were transferred to ward eight of Karun prison in Ahvaz after being arrested by the security forces on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Continue reading “4 Christian Converts Began to Serve Their Sentences in Ahvaz”

8 Christians have been arrested in Shush

HRANA News Agency – A server of an Iranian Church along with 7 others Iranian who have recently converted to Christianity were arrested near a river close to Shush.

 

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 8 people including a servant of an Iranian Church and seven other Christians who newly converted to Christianity had gone near a river close to Shush for picnic and have been arrested by intelligence service forces and transferred to headquarter to Shush city, on Wednesday 5th of March. Continue reading “8 Christians have been arrested in Shush”