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.
Mary Mohammadi has been badly beaten and strip searched in detention and is now in the notorious Qarchak women’s prison.
Christian rights activist Fatemeh Mohammadi was arrested on 12 January in Tehran and taken to an unknown location.
Two weeks after being released from prison, Ebrahim Firouzi set out on the long journey to the remote town where he is to spend two years in internal exile.
Ebrahim Firouzi was released from prison on 26 October and must now serve two years’ internal exile in a remote southeastern town.
Nine Christians have been sentenced to five years each in prison for “acting against national security”.
Christian convert Mahrokh Kanbari (65) has been summoned to prison to begin serving a one-year sentence for “propaganda against the system”.