Iran Refusing Business License For Christian Convert

ICC Note:

“Iranian authorities refuse to allow a young man to start his own company because he converted to Christianity and was previously detained on charges of ‘apostasy’, or ‘abandoning Islam’,” BosNewsLife reports.

7/14/2012 Iran (BosNewsLife) – Iranian authorities refuse to allow a young man to start his own company because he converted to Christianity and was previously detained on charges of “apostasy”, or ‘abandoning Islam’, Iranian Christians said Saturday, July 14.

The Iranian Christian, who was not identified, had reportedly been trying to obtain a business license for “a technical company” in northern Iran.

However he did not receive the required clean criminal background report from Iranian police because he was jailed two and half years ago on charges of converting to Christianity and attending house church services, said Mohabat News, a news agency of Iranian Christians and activists.

It came as a setback for the man, who was reportedly released on bail, and had hoped to restart his life with his company.

“After he submitted his application, completed all the paper work and was fingerprinted”, police sent a letter to the Revolutionary and Public Court of his northern city claiming he had “a criminal record” and was an “apostate”, Mohabat News reported.

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