Iranian Convert Loses Appeal of 10 Year Prison Sentence

ICC Note:

An Iranian convert has lost his appeal of a ten year prison sentence following his conviction of engaging in “missionary activities” and acting “against national security.” Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh was sentenced in May along with three Azerbaijanis. These three men are no longer in Iran, and will not be forced to return. They were originally arrested in June 2016. Christians are poorly treated in prison, and are often singled out by guards for mistreatment because of their faith. Ten years imprisonment for simply being a Christian is tragically not unusual in Iran. We must continue to pray for those Christians, who like Naser, face a long unjust imprisonment.  


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