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No Information about 5 Arrested Christians

Amin Afshar NaderiHRANA News Agency – After one week since the arrest of 5 Christians in Firoozkooh, there is no information about the place that they are being detained at. Their names has not been registered in any of Tehran’s prisons and efforts made by their families and lawyers had no result.

A Report on Nasim Bagheri’s Situation in Evin Prison

Nasim BagheriHRANA News Agency – Nasim Bagheri, one the instructors of Bahi Online University, was arrested in June 2011 and sentenced to 4 years in prison. She is suffering from thyroid but despite multiple requests for furlough has been deprived of it.

Christians, Including Pastor’s Son, Arrested at Picnic Near Tehran - A Christian and four Christian converts were arrested on August 26, 2016 by the Intelligence Ministry near Tehran, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned.

11 Christians Arrested in Isfahan

Amin AhaninHRANA News Agency – Eleven members of a house church in Isfahan were arrested and transferred to an unknown location. The fate and whereabouts of detainees remain unknown.

Yekta Fanhandezh Sa’adi Arrested - Yekta Fanhandezh Sa'adi, a Baha'i citizen of Shiraz​,​ was arrested.

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry Interferes in Case of Imprisoned Christian - Iran's Intelligence Ministry has directly interfered in the case of imprisoned Christian convert Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran—who has been on hunger strike to persuade the authorities to consider her for early release—in another example of the Judiciary's lack of independence.

Christian woman imprisoned in Iran denied release despite health problems

FoxNews - Christian Prisoner Maryam Zargaran, who has now spent over three weeks on a hunger strike in Iranian prison, has been denied a release on medical grounds by the Iranian court, despite reports of her worsening medical condition.

Security Forces Destroy Bahai Cemetery in Qorveh, Arresting 1 Bahai

Khalil EqdameyanHRANA News Agency – Law enforcement agents in Kurdistan province have demolished a Golestan Javid (a Bahai cemetery), uprooted over three hundred 20-year-old trees, destroying the buildings used for prayers and for washing the bodies before burial, and even destroying some coffins. The destruction apparently took place at 5 a.m. on July 14.

Ebraim Firuzi Beaten While Being Transferred to the Court / Trial Postponed

Ebraim FiruziEbraim Firuzi, Christian prisoner of Rajaei Shahr prison, who had previously announced that he would not attend the appeal court, was transferred to the court by the use of excessive force and was beaten by prison authorities. This is while the court session was postponed due to absence of one the judges.

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