Christian Convert Shuresh Mohammadi Fallah Sentenced to One Year in Prison 

Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced Christian Convert Shuresh Mohammadi Fallah to one year in prison and a fine. On July 18, 2021, he was arrested by security forces and released on bail on November 3, 2021.  

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Christian convert Shuresh Mohammadi Fallah was sentenced to one year in prison and a five-million-tomans fine on the charge of “acting against national security through membership in Evangelical Christian home church.”

On July 18, 2021, IRGC Intelligence agents arrested and transferred Mohammadi Fallah to a detention facility in Tehran. He was held for 35 days in solitary confinement. Subsequently, he was indicted by Branch 3 of the Evin Prosecutor’s Office and after completing the interrogation process, he was sent to the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary.

On November 3, 2021, he was released temporarily on a 500 million tomans bail.

The persecution of Christian converts stands in blatant violation of 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.