It is noteworthy that as NCRI had reported last month, the five years prison sentence issued by the court of first instance for the Iranian Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi was confirmed by the appeals court.
There has also been several reports over the past years on arresting and trying Christian converts in Iran. A number of human rights organizations issued a joint statement in December 2016, asking the international community to try to stop persecution of Christian converts in Iran.
In addition to abovementioned prisoners,another Political prisoner Khalid Hardani, in protest against the lawlessness and not releasing Rasoul Hardani and Shahram Pour Mansouri has declared two days of hunger strike, and In a statement that he sent a copy of which to Ms. Asma Jahangir, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, he wrote: “According to the official statement of government newspapers the date of the release of Rasoul Hardani and Shahram Pour Mansouri was August 21, 2015 (ie, 15 years after the arrest). In protesting the continued illegal detention of Rasoul and Shahram, who were considered minors at the time of their arrest under international law, and who have been subjected to severe inhuman torture and exile and fake allegations, to protest this inhuman and illegal behavior, I will be on hunger strike Tuesday and Wednesday April 4 and 5. Mr Hardani emphasized: It is worth noting that these protests will continue until freedom.
Source: / ncr-iran /