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Iran: Christian woman not released despite termination of sentence

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1st August-2017

With the completion of the prison sentence of prisoner of conscience Maryam Naghash Zargaran, her family were informed on Friday, July 28, 2017, to go to Evin Prison to receive their prisoner.
The family waited long hours, but prison authorities did not release Ms. Zargaran. Neither did they give a clear answer in response to Maryam Zargaran’s protest.

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Christians lose appeals against incarceration for meeting together to pray in Iran


Three of the four jailed Christians in Adel-Abad Prison. From left to right: Mojtaba Seyyed Alaedin Hossein, Homayoun Shokouhi and Mohammad-Reza Partoei.
Mohabat News
Four Iranian Christians jailed for attending a ‘house church’ have lost their judicial appeals.Mojtaba Seyyed Alaedin Hossein, Mohammad-Reza Partoei, Vahid Hakkani and Homayoun Shokouhi were each sentenced in June to three years and eight months in prison.Shokouhi’s wife Fariba and son Nima both received suspended sentences of two years’ imprisonment at the appeals-court hearing, which took place on Oct 12. in Shiraz.

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Iranian security forces detained Pastor and Gospel artists

Tehran

Iranian security forces have detained a pastor and Gospel artist after raiding a house church in the capital Tehran, despite warnings he will die within days without adequate medical help, Iranian Christians said Sunday, December 30.

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Is Egypt about to become the new Iran?

It is not only the anti-government protesters in Egypt's Tahrir Square who should be concerned about President Mohammed Morsi's audacious power grab. Mr Morsi's claim at the weekend that "God's will and elections made me the captain of this ship" has echoes of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's claim during the 1979 Iranian revolution that his mission to overthrow the Shah enjoyed divine guidance.

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