CRACK-DOWN ON CHRISTIANS “Now we know they have really turned their attention again to targeting Christian converts.” [#IranPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 06/01
The COVID-19 crisis in Iran has resulted in freedom for several Christians among the roughly 85,000 people released from prison, but convictions have continued in spite of a short-lived lull in actions against converts to Christianity.
The release of imprisoned Christians as part of the regime’s efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus was pragmatic and not an indication of a change of policy by the Iranian government.
“For a time it looked like the authorities were too busy with coronavirus to bother with the Christians. Now we know they have really turned their attention again to targeting Christian converts.”
– A researcher at Middle East Concern (MEC)
Some Prisoners Released, but Iran Continues Crack-Down on Christians:
After brief lull, converts still targeted.
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