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“In the latest approach of the Islamic Republic of Iran to oppose the growth of Christianity, a Christian convert was sentenced to one year of deprivation of education by a Revolutionary Court in Tehran,” Mohabat News reports.
2/7/2012 Iran (Mohabat News) – In the latest approach of the Islamic Republic of Iran to oppose the growth of Christianity, a Christian convert was sentenced to one year of deprivation of education by a Revolutionary Court in Tehran.
According to Iranian Christian news agency, Mohabat News, Ms. Fatemeh Nouri, an art student in one of the universities in Tehran (The name of university is withheld for security reasons) was sentenced to one year of deprivation of education by the Revolutionary Court for believing in Christianity.
Ms. Nouri is a Christian convert who was arrested by security authorities on September 2011 at her residence in east Tehran and then transferred to Evin prison.
Ms. Nouri was convicted on charges of “attending a house church, insulting sacred figures and activities against national security” in Revolutionary Courts branch of Moalem Street. The judge’s ruling was one year deprivation of education for her.
This Christian convert was released on 30 November 2011, after nearly three months in prison, but the sentence of deprivation of education remained in place.
Ms. Nouri’s arrest was related to the case of another Christian convert, Leila Mohammadi.
It’s noteable that Ms. Mohammadi was found guilty of “collaborating with foreign-dependent groups, broad anti-Islamic propaganda, deceiving citizens by forming what is called a house church, insulting sacred figures and activities against national security” by the Revolutionary Court branch of Moalem Street on 18 January, after enduring five months in custody. However, the judge acquitted her of the charge of “collaborating with foreign-dependent groups” for he believed that the crime was done unintentionally. Therefore, this Christian convert was sentenced to two years in prison and the ruling was delivered to her.

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