Two Detained Christians Still Held in Evin Prison

HRANA News Agency – Majid Reza Souzanchi Kashani and Fatemeh Mohammadi, two Iranian Christians living in Tehran, are still in an unknown condition, after several months of detention.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Majid Reza Souzanchi and Fatemeh Mohammadi, two Iranian Christians, who were arrested by the agents of Ministry of Intelligence on November 18, last year, are still being held in Evin Prison.

The Ministry of Intelligence officials arrested two Christian converts, Majid Reza (Dawood) Souzanchi Kashani and Fatemeh Mohammadi and transferred them to Ward 209 of Evin Prison after raiding the house of one of the Christians in Tehran Pars district of Tehran, On November 18.

These two Christians were charged at Branch 3 of Evin Prosecutor’s Office on charges of membership in evangelical groups and evangelical activities.

These two Christians have been transferred to the general Ward of Evin prison, after serving three months in solitary confinement at Ward 209 of this prison. Mr. Souzanchi is currently being held in Hall 2 at Ward 4 and Ms. Mohammadi in the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison.

The last defense session of these two new convert Christians was held at Branch 3 of the Evin Prison.

A relative of Mr. Souzanchi told HRANA’s reporter: “There is no information available on the proceedings of Majid Reza (Dawood) Souzanchi Kashani and Fatemeh Mohammadi, at the last defense hearing, and after the hearing, the judge issued a bail of 700 million IRR for Mr. Souzanchi, but given that they are not in a position to provide the bail, he will be kept in General Ward of the prison, until the court hearing.”

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