Giving hope to persecuted Christians since 1995
Select Page

ICC Note: Christian convert in Iran who is serving a five year prison sentence is expected to have a hearing on his sentence within two weeks. Ebrahim Firoozi, 31, was arrested on charges of “disturbing national security” for his work in organizing house churches and Christian meetings. The hearing may only confirm his sentence according to advocacy group Middle East Concern. This hearing comes after Firoozi’s appeal that was made over a year ago.

07/08/2016 Iran (Morning Star News): A convert from Islam sentenced to five years in prison on a concocted charge of “disturbing the national security of Iran” is expected to be granted an appeal this month after waiting more than a year for a hearing.

Although there is no evidence that any action will be taken other than to confirm his sentence, Ebrahim Firoozi, 31, is expected to have the hearing on his sentence within two weeks or by the end of the month at the latest, according to advocacy group Middle East Concern (MEC).

A judge in Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court in April 2015 sentenced Firoozi to five years in prison for “creating a group with the intention of disturbing national security” for his role in organizing Christian meetings and conducting evangelical work. Firoozi appealed but has been waiting for a year for a hearing with no resolution.

During that time, Firoozi has been denied access to religious books, even though they were published with the permission of the Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry, according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

[Full Story]