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Iranian Christians on trial for "action against national security"
WorldNetDaily ^ | Mar 11, 2013 | Michael Carl

Posted on 03/11/2013 3:50:01 AM PDT by wesagain

Iran is now putting five Christians arrested in October on trial for “action against national security” in what some say is the Islamic republic’s all-out effort to stop the spread of Christianity.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide reported that Church of Iran members Mohammad Roghangir, Surush Saraie, Eskandar Rezaie, Shahin Lahooti and Massoud Rezaie will stand trial before the Revolutionary Court for disturbing public order, evangelizing, action against national security and Internet activity against the system.

The Iranian Christian news site Mohabat News reported that in addition to the five arrested in October, four other Christian believers arrested more than a year ago are still being held in the Revolutionary Guard prison in Shiraz.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide spokesman Kiri Kankhwende said his organization stands by the Iranian Christians.

“We continue to advocate in the international arena for these and many other prisoners in Iran. The prisoners may well be imprisoned for longer, though they have already been detained for some time,” Kankhwende said.

He said the Iranian government has one simple goal.

“By sentencing Christians such as these, the Iranian government is looking to stop the spread of Christianity,” Kankhwende said.

In a statement to the press, CSW Advocacy Director Andrew Johnston said by persecuting these Christians, Iran is violating its own law.

“Once again Iranian Christians face charges couched in political terms that in reality stem from their choice of faith and desire to exercise the right to worship in community with others, as guaranteed in article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and.........

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1 posted on 03/11/2013 3:50:01 AM PDT by wesagain
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Iran is now putting five Christians arrested in October on trial for “action against national security” in what some say is the Islamic republic’s all-out effort to stop the spread of Christianity.

I believe the Islamists will have their part in the lake that burns forever. Communism and Islam are the two most evil systems on earth.

2 posted on 03/11/2013 4:19:15 AM PDT by Mark17 (My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines)
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Praying for Christians in Iran and others to come to Christ.


3 posted on 03/11/2013 11:30:48 AM PDT by rawhide
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