Iran arrests two Catholics in new wave of brutality against Christians

By Benjamin Weinthal Published March 08, 2017
Is Christianity in the Middle East coming to an end?Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested two Christians – a mother and her son – in late February as part of a brutal crackdown on Catholicism in the country’s West Azerbaijan Province.


Three Christians who spent months in Iran,one of the worst prisons in the world are now free.

BAKU, Azerbaijan – Three Christians who spent months in one of the worst prisons in the world are now free.
Earlier this year, Iranian authorities arrested Bahram Nasibov, Eldar Gurbanov and Yusif Farhadov for allegedly conducting missionary activity.


Pastor Farshid Fathi Malayeri released

Pastor Farshid Fathi Malayeri of the Assembly of God church has been released five years after he was jailed in a prison in Iran for being part of a "foreign" group and spreading Christianity.Malayeri, who was arrested in 2010 during the Iranian government's raids on Christians and churches, was given a six-year sentence in 2012 for "action against national security, cooperating with foreign organizations and evangelism."


Iranian Pastor released on bail

Pastor Benham Irani, a Christian house church leader, was granted a 15 day, temporary release from prison.
According to Present Truth Ministries, Irani had to post a $40,000 bond to guarantee his return.
Jailed twice, Pastor Benham has been imprisoned since April 2010. The former Muslim was convicted of committing crimes against Iranian national security.