Three Christian converts serving ten-year prison sentences have had their sentences reduced following a review of their cases.
The appeal hearing for Pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz, his wife Shamiram Issavi Khabizeh and three Christian friends, scheduled for 1 June, has been cancelled, with no new date set.
In the last of a four-part series telling the story of the persecuted Bet-Tamraz family we focus on Dabrina, who has devoted herself to advocating for her parents, her brother and other persecuted Iranian Christians.
In the third of a four-part series on the persecuted Bet-Tamraz family we focus on Ramiel, who was recently released from Evin prison.
In the first of a four-part series telling the story of the persecuted Bet-Tamraz family, we focus on Pastor Victor, who has been sentenced to ten years in prison and is waiting for his appeal to be heard on 1 June.
In the second of a four-part series on the persecuted Bet-Tamraz family, we focus on Shamiram Issavi Khabizeh, who has been sentenced to ten years in prison for her Christian activities and is waiting for her appeal to be heard on 1 June.
As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads around the globe, some of the countries from which Church in Chains reports regularly have been very badly hit.
Ebrahim Firouzi has had his sentence of two years’ internal exile extended by eleven months because he took brief leave of absence to sort out family affairs.
Mahrokh Kanbari has been given temporary release as part of the authorities’ efforts to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Iran’s overcrowded prisons.
Christian activist Mary Mohammadi was released on bail on 26 February but her court hearing, scheduled for 2 March, has been postponed.