» 03/09/2010, 00.00
Isfahan: Protestant clergyman tortured for “converting Muslims”
During a visit in prison, the pastor’s wife saw he had signs of torture. He could be executed. An anti-Protestant crackdown is underway in Isfahan. The regime’s fight against proselytising is coupled with fears that Christian gatherings might host its opponents.
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.
Tehran a journalist sentenced for writing about the green wave
Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian, was sentenced "in absentia". He was released on bail. At least 30 journalists remain in prison for having supported the opposition to Ahmadinejad.
Iran, a Muslim who converted to Christianity risks the death penalty
Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen of Iranian origin, is accused of undermining national security. The trial will begin on January 21. Judge will be Pir-Abbassi Abbas, responsible for various human rights violations.
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.
Isfahan: Evangelical pastor released on bail, accused of “converting Muslims”
Wilson Issavi was arrested in February. He was tortured in prison where he contracted an infection. Three Christians held in Evin have been released recently.
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