Iranian Convert Couple Face Prison Summons

03/23/2021 Iran (International Christian Concern) –  An Iranian Christian convert couple faces summons for their prison sentences any day. Homayoun Zhaveh, age 62, and his wife Sara Ahmadi, age 42, were sentenced in November 2020 as members of a house church on national security charges.

Homayoun, who also suffers from advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease, was sentenced to two years, while Sara was originally given 11 years. In December 2020, their appeals reduced Sara’s prison sentence to eight years. All other aspects of their sentencing were upheld including bans on foreign travel and membership of social or political groups.

Intelligence agents originally arrested the couple along in June 2019 while they were on vacation with a few friends. Agents questioned everyone, but only Homayoun and Sara were detained. They released Homayoun after one month, while Sara spent 67 days in prison, 33 of those in solitary confinement, and faced intense psychological torture.

On March 14, the couple was notified that the enforcing agents would soon summon them to serve their prison time. With their appeal process completed, the couple waits anxiously and nervously for their summons.

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