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Reverend Wilson was conditionally freed from jail after posting bail

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Reverend Wilson, who was arrested 54 days ago, was temporarily released after posting bail on March 28, according to FCNN.

3/31/2010 Iran (Farsi Christian News Network) – Through the prayers of many Christians around the world, especially those of the Iranian Christians, Revered Wilson, who spent 54 days in detention, was temporarily freed pending the review of his charges by the court.

According to Farsi Christian New Network (FCNN), Revered Wilson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church in Kermanshah, who was arrested and detained in the Dastgard prison of Isfahan, was freed temporarily after posting bail at 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 28, 2010. He must await the outcome of further investigations and review of his charges in the coming days and months. Reports indicate that his is in good spirits.

Reverend Wilson has told his family that even though imprisonment was naturally a difficult experience, nevertheless a fisherman, as he described it, must count on his clothing to get wet and this is something inevitable. He has not given any detail account of his 54 days ordeal and continues to remain in good spirits and thanks the Lord for his freedom.

The Pentecostal Church of Kermanshah is one of the three churches that during the last year have been closed by the security forces of the government on the charges of attempting to convert Muslims to Christianity. Earlier last year, the churches in Shahrara and in Urumieh were shut down and as of yet none of these three Assyrian speaking churches have been allowed to reopen.

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