Christian Converts in Iran Sentenced to Over Three Years of Prison for “Spreading Christianity”
Six Christian Converts Convicted While Attention was on Presidential Election
While the world’s attention was focused on the elections in Iran six Christians were convicted of, among other things, attending a house church and spreading Christianity. They were sentenced to nearly four years in prison.
By Jeremy Reynolds
06/18/2013 Iran (AssistNews)- With so much attention focused on Iran’s presidential election, there was “minimal” media coverage of the recent conviction of six Christian believers.
According to Mohabat Iranian Christian News Agency, the Revolutionary Court in Shiraz convicted Mojtaba Seyyed-Alaedin Hossein, Mohammad-Reza Partoei (Koorosh), Vahid Hakkani and Homayoun Shokouhi.
The four men were found guilty of attending a house church, spreading Christianity, having contact with foreign ministries, propaganda against the regime and disrupting national security. Each was sentenced to three year and eight months in prison.
In addition, Mohabat News reported, Homayoun Shokouhi and Mojtaba Seyyed-Alaedin Hossein were sentenced to eight more months in prison.
Fariba Nazemina and her 17 year old son, Nima Shokouhi, each received a two year suspended prison sentence.