House churches were raided and worshippers were arrested in Neishabour and Mashhad, Iran in late-May, Farsi Christian News Network reports.
7/5/2012 Iran (FCNN) – Plainclothes agents of The Ministry of Islamic Guidance raided a House Church in Neishabour on Friday 25th May 2012, arresting the worshippers. Sources inform FCNN of another house Church raid by plainclothes agents of The Islamic Regime on 26th May 2012; this time in Mash-had.
Christian source from Khorasan inform FCNN (Farsi Christian News Network) of co-ordinated attacks against house Churches, and large scale arrest of Christians in the two principal cities of the province of Khorasan.
According to these reports from Mash-had (regional capital of the vast province of Khorasan, 800Km NE of Tehran); plainclothes agents of The Ministry of Islamic Guidance raided a House Church in Neishabour on Friday 25th May 2012, arresting the worshippers.
The report shows that two of the detainees, identified as” Hadi”, and “Alireza”; were separated from the rest, transported to Mash-had – some 130 km away- and are being aggressively interrogated.
Hadi is new Christian convert from Neishabour, “accused” of organising and running a house Church. He has for some months been under not so covert a surveillance, as well as highly visibly overt pressure, by and from the local agents of Islamic enforcement gang of Basij.