‘Sharing My Burdens’: Imprisoned Iranian Christian Pens Letter Thanking Those Praying for Him

TEHRAN (Article18) An Iranian Christian convert serving a 10-year prison sentence for his membership of a Tehran house-church has written a letter thanking those who are praying for him.

Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh, who is 58 years old, remains in the Iranian capital’s Evin Prison, despite the coronavirus outbreak persuading Iran to release tens of thousands of prisoners, including several Christians.

In February, Nasser’s longstanding petition for a retrial was finally accepted, but the prison authorities continue to refuse him temporary leave, as well as seven other Christians, including three others whose cases are being reviewed.

Rights groups have called for the release of all prisoners of conscience, as coronavirus infections and deaths have been reported in several prisons.

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