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Iran court upholds practicing Christianity sentence (Man receives 6 years for being Christian)
JERUSALEM POST ^ | 08/08/2012 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

Posted on 08/12/2012 10:25:47 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch

BERLIN – Iran’s court of appeals upheld last week a six-year prison term imposed on Farshid Fat’hi for practicing Christianity.

Iran’s mullah establishment has ramped up its incarceration of Christian pastors and activists.

The Farsi Christian News Network (FCNN) cited on its website Friday a report from the Tehran-based, Persian-language Haran News Agency that Christian activist and House Church organizer Fat’hi was sentenced to a six-year prison term, based on charges of “acting against national security through membership of the Christian organization Ilam, collection of funds and propaganda against the Islamic Regime by helping spread Christianity in the country.”

According to FCNN, Fat’hi converted to Christianity and was one of a high number of Christian activists arrested by the security agencies of the Islamic Republic during Christmas 2010.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: christianpersecution
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1 posted on 08/12/2012 10:25:52 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch
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To: CaptainKrunch
Iran court upholds practicing Christianity sentence (Man receives 6 years for being Christian)

Don't they usually just kill them? I wonder if it will ever be against US law to be a Christian?

2 posted on 08/12/2012 10:53:11 AM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Mark17
"I wonder if it will ever be against US law to be a Christian?"

It's coming.  Hopefully later rather than sooner, but it's coming.

 

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3 posted on 08/12/2012 2:41:16 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch
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