Iran Frees Pastor Five Years After Imprisonment

Fathi-compressedTEHRAN, Iran (BosNewsLife) Iran has freed evangelical pastor Farshid Fathi after he spent five years in prison for his faith, fellow Christian workers said early Tuesday, December 22.

“We are overjoyed and celebrating!” about Monday’s release, added David Yeghnazar, executive director of Christian mission group Elam Ministries.

His group, founded by Iranian church leaders, had been closely following the case and Yeghnazar said they were “deeply grateful” for the “faithful prayers for Farshid while he has been in prison.”

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