Iranian Judiciary Sentences Five Christian Converts to Over Twenty-Five Years in Prison

19 June 2024 11:36

Hengaw; Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Five Christian converts named Nasrollah Mousavi, Bijan Gholizadeh, Hamid Afzali, Iman Salehi, and Zohrab Shahbazi have been collectively sentenced to 25 years and 9 months in prison by the judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, recently, the Ahvaz Revolutionary Court sentenced Hamid Afzali to 10 years in prison, Nasrollah Mousavi, Bijan Gholizadeh, and Iman Salehi each to 5 years in prison, and Zohrab Shahbazi to 9 months in prison. In total, these five Christian converts have been sentenced to 25 years and 9 months in prison.

So far, there is no information available about the specific charges against these five Christian converts or the details of their accusations.

In related news, the Ahvaz Revolutionary Court recently sentenced another Christian convert, Yasin Mousavi, to a total of 15 years in prison on charges including "membership in groups or associations aimed at disrupting security" and "propaganda against the government through promoting Christianity."

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