Monday, December 5, 2016

Iran: 19 Human Rights Organizations Demand: Protect Iran's Christians

Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation
     In the summer of 2016, Iranian authorities increased their persecution of Christians, honing in on converts from Muslim backgrounds. Between May and August 2016, in locations across Iran, security forces arrested a total of 79 Christians, according to informed sources, family members, and friends. The majority of those arrested were interrogated and detained for periods ranging from a few days to months. At the time of writing, some of these 79 Christians remain in detention and have still not been formally charged. Rights groups believe the true number of Christians apprehended by the authorities could be notably higher, as many arrests would have gone unreported.

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