Thursday, March 31, 2011

2 prisoners released conditionally in Iran

Karoon Prison of Ahvaz
(photo by Mohabat News)
Two new Iranian Christian believers who spent more than 63 days in Karoon Prison of Ahvaz were conditionally released after posting a combined bail of almost $97,000 CAD, reported Mohabat News.

Sources told the news agency that the temporary release of these prisoners of conscience from custody coincides with the recent conditional freedoms granted to political and security-risk prisoners.

Mostafa Shokrollahi and Khalil Yarali were arrested in January 2011 by security agents. A hearing for these two individuals is planned for April. Because they have been charged with national security crimes, it is possible that Mostafa and Khalil will be sentenced to prison terms between 2 and 5 years.

Both men were taken into custody during the wave of arrests and repressive measures enacted by the Iranian government to crack down on the activities of Christians throughout the country.

Please pray for Mostafa and Khalil as well as other Iranian believers being detained for their faith in Jesus Christ!

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