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Iranian Christian Prisoners
After eight months of uncertainty, finally “Amin Afshar Naderi” and “Hadi Asghari” were charged.
The “Mohabat News” informed sources from Tehran confirmed the news that after eight months of uncertainty two Christian converts “Amin Afshar Naderi” and “Hadi Askari”, inmates in Evin prison, to handle their cases were transferred to Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court.
These two prisoners of conscience on Saturday 8/April/2017 in Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court presided over by judge AHMADZADEH in connection with the “Firuz kuh” case were tried on charge of organizing house churches.
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“Firuzkuh is a city in and the capital of Firuzkuh County, Tehran Province.”
Having said that the verdict in this case will be communicated in the coming days, their other court in connection with another case that was formed in 2014, will be held in May this year.
“Amir Afshar Naderi” and “Hadi Asghari” are two Christian converts who spent several months in prison undecided and despite several interrogation heretofore no charges had been brought against them.
These two together with Amir Saman Dashti, Mohammad Dehnavi and Bat Ramyyl Tamraz on 26th of August 2016 were arrested in a private cottage in Firuzkuh area. Due to not progressing their court cases, two months ago these two Christian converts went on hunger strike but deteriorating their health status prison officials promised in case of breaking their hunger strike would handle their pending cases in a due judicial process./ Farsi