Iranian government detains more Christians in another wave of arrests

On the evening of Sunday 13 February, an estimated 45 Christians were temporarily detained overnight by the Iranian authorities in various towns and cities, including at least five people who were held in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison.

At least one woman was detained in Mashad, while two men were detained in Ahwaz, and other men in Karaj, Robat Karim and Dezful. One man and his pregnant wife were released after being informed that they must return for questioning once their child is born.

The wave of arrests and temporary detentions by the Iranian government appear to be part of the government’s wider tactic of repression and intimidation of the Christian community.

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2 comments on “Iranian government detains more Christians in another wave of arrests

  1. Christopher Johnson says:

    John Chane? Any comment?

  2. NoVA Scout says:

    Why John Chane? Why not Christopher Johnson or any of us? Pray for these people and speak clearly to any government or international organisation about the imperative that the Government of Iran not be allowed to persecute Christians, Jews, Bahais, Kurds, dissident Muslims, or any other group. This is an evil, illegitimate regime. Keep a strong beam of light focussed on it.