Iranian Christians Face Long Prison Sentences

(Middle East Concern) Iranian Christians request prayer for Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari, who face long prison sentences.

Following a hearing on June 11, Judge Ahmadpour issued his verdict on July 3 and 4. Pastor Victor was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, Amin to 15 years (possibly including time already served) and Hadi to 10 years and a 2-year travel ban. The judge also raised the amount of bail for Amin and Hadi to 200 million Tomans (approximately US $60,000) each.

The men were not present at court when the sentences were read out, but their lawyer was present. Their lawyer will appeal against the court’s decision this week.

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