After 130 days since the arrest of five Christian converts in Shiraz, their circumstances remain unknown, Mohabat News reports.
6/17/2012 Iran (Mohabat News) – It is now 130 days since five Christian converts were arrested by plain clothes security officers in Shiraz. Their situation has been unknown ever since!
According to Iranian Christian news agency, Mohabat News, last February a report was published on a wave of arrests in Shiraz and just after it the pressure by the authorities on Christians increased in various cities of Iran.
It is now 130 days since five Christian converts were arrested by plain clothes security officers in Shiraz in Fars province. Their condition has been unknown ever since as they are being held in Adel-Abad prison in Shiraz. Shiraz is 934 KMs south of Tehran, the capital.
Their names are Ms. Fariba Nazemian and Messrs. Mojtaba Hosseini, Homayoun Shokouhi, Mohammad-Reza Partoei (Koroush) and Vahid Hakkani.
Knowledgeable sources told Mohabat News, Ms. Fariba Nazemian is being held in a terrible situation in the women’s ward together with drug addicts and murderers. This has impacted her safety there. She is the wife of Homayoun Shokouhi, another Christian prisoner.
Although these five Christian converts have not been officially charged with any crimes yet, some judicial authorities announced their charges as attending house church services, promoting Christianity, propagating against the regime and disturbing national security.