RELEASED: Iran Christian woman – sent to prison in 2018 – “spreading propaganda against the regime” [#IranPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 04/18
RELEASED: Iran Christian woman – sent to prison in 2018 – “spreading propaganda against the regime” – Christian doctrine inside house church [#IranPersecution #ChristianPersecution]
An Iranian Christian woman, who was sent to prison in 2018 after being convicted of “spreading propaganda against the regime” for discussing Christian doctrine inside a house church has been released.
Fatemeh Bakhteri, who was sentenced to 12 months in prison on Sept. 22, 2018, after being found guilty of her charges, was released earlier this month.
The Iranian Christian convert, from the Church of Iran denomination, was granted temporary release from the infamous Evin prison on March 15, 2020 due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the Islamic country’s overcrowded prisons.
On April 12, 2020, Fatemeh Bakhteri was told by prison authorities that she does not have to return to prison.
Fatemeh Bakhteri was arrested along with another Christian, Saheb Fadaie, on the same charges.
Saheb Fadaie was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
The verdict against them claimed that they discussed Christian doctrine in house churches which was considered an attack on Islam.
“We welcome Fatemeh Bakhteri’s release, but note that the charges against her were unfounded and amount to criminalizing Christian activities.”
– Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)’s Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas
Iran finally frees Christian woman from prison:
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