Rahim, an Iranian Christian convert from Islam now living in London, has been on a hunger strike for 14 days in protest against the poor treatment of Christians in Iran and the death sentence on Iranian pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, The Way reports.
By Amanda Hopkins
8/14/2012 Iran (The Way) – An Iranian member of a Christian fellowship group in London decided to go on hunger strike (sealing his lips) to protest about the plight of newly converted Christians with Muslim backgrounds. He is particularly upset about the treatment of Christians in Iran and emphasises the injustice of the death sentence on Iranian pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani.
Tuesday, 14 August will be the 14th day for hunger striker, Rahim, whose only intake over this period has been water and fruit juice. Rahim, 37, recently turned to Christ and was baptised as a true believer and committed Christian. He is now camped opposite the Amnesty International building on Rosebery Avenue, Finsbury (London Borough of Islington).
Such converts are in genuine danger in their principle homelands and will, almost certainly, face dire consequences, if they return to their countries of origin. Rahim has his wife and children still in Iran and fears for their safety also. Like many other immigrants to the UK he is also in legal stasis, awaiting response to his case from our own authorities.