Police arrest 15 members of Christian sect in lead-up to Christmas
Teheran (AsiaNews) –
The site persecution.org said that in fact 15 Christians had been arrested. They belong to a movement of local house churches. The group describes itself as a Christian community of “liberal evangelicals”. However the Iranian evangelical community disagrees with some of the group’s unorthodox doctrines like the rejection of the concept of the Trinity.
An anonymous souce said police broke into the homes of Christians in Teheran,
In the days following the raid, several members of the movement were called in for a day or more of police interrogations and then released.
Members of the same community of 600 or more have been warned by police authorities not to spread any news about the arrests outside of
The Christians arrested in Rasht are: Shaheen Taghizadeh, Yosef Noorkhani, Mathias Hagh-Nejad, Parviz Khalaj, Muhammad Belyad, Peyman Salarvand, Sohrab Sayadi, Davoodand Amin. Those arrested in Teheran are: Mrs Shirin Sadegh, Behrooz Sadegh, Hamid-Reza Tolou’ee. And in