» 12/18/2010, 00.00
Iran: Christians jailed for three months over evangelizing activities
A group of nine Christians arrested in Hamadan are in prison, after being held in isolation without specific charges. The media speak of "Christian Zionists." Their main fault seems to be their success in conversions.
Two weeks on, no news of an imprisoned Iranian Christian
Vain attempts by the family to find out why Ramtin Soodmand was kidnapped and where he is being held. Security officials respond to their questions with threats.
Iranian Protestant pastor, held in prison for months, risks death penalty for apostasy
Youcef Nadarkhani's wife was released a few days ago after four months of detention. The arrest comes as evangelical Christians complain of increased pressure against them, an unprecedented persecution since the advent of the ayatollahs' regime.
11 Christians arrested in Laos for celebrating Christmas, 3 remain in custody
The arrest took place on January 4, during a prayer meeting - authorized by authorities - to celebrate the birth of Jesus Today, three Christian leaders are in jail on charges of having "organized a secret meeting." Families forced to sign papers to "renounce their faith."
A Protestant minister who converted from Islam risks the death penalty for apostasy
According to the Education Ministry, every day 50 young Iranians secretly convert to Christianity.
Five years jail for those who convert Muslims to Christianity.
Forum 18 said this was the reason behind the arrest of a Protestant pastor called Shestakov, who has been detained for more than a month awaiting trial for “inciting religious hatred” and more crimes. Another pastor was arrested for being found with religious texts in his possession as have many believers because they were holding meeting in homes.
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