ICC Note: Mohammadali Yassaghi was arrested on April 10, 2018 and charged with “propaganda against the establishment.” This is a vague charge often levied against Christians, who are viewed as a national security threat. Thankfully, Mohammadali was released from prison on June 25th after a judge rejected the charges. He had spent approximately 3 months in prison. Although he is now freed, he is still at risk of future arrests and harassment from the authorities.
07/06/2018 Iran (MEC) – Friends of Mohammadali Yassaghi (Estifan) praise the Lord for his release from Babol Prison in Mazandaran Province, North Iran.
On 1 June MEC requested prayer for Mohammadali, a member of the ‘Church of Iran’, praying that he would be soon freed and able to rejoin his family. (The ‘Church of Iran’ is an Iranian faith movement with a non-conventional understanding of the Trinity.)
Mohammadali (age 52), from a Muslim background, was arrested in Mazandaran Province on 10 April 2018 and charged with ‘propaganda against the establishment.’ It is common in Iran for vague political charges to be brought against those arrested for religious choices and activities of which the authorities disapprove.
On 25 June, Mohammadali was brought before a judge in the 102 Revolutionary Court of Babol, who courageously rejected the charges and ordered his release.
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