The Iranian government has clamped down on new Christian converts holding Church services at home.
18 Christians sentenced to jail
The Iran revolutionary court charged them for evangelism, propaganda against the regime, and creating house churches to practise their faith.
Sources say they were barred from holding house meetings and leaving Iran.
In an interview with Fox News, Saba Farzan, the German-Iranian executive director of Foreign Policy Circle, said “The cruelty of Iran's dictatorial leaders knows no limits.”
Morad Mokhtari, a Christian who ran away from Iran, 'Iranian religious authorities prefer that they leave Iran because the authorities can’t control them.'
The United State Commission on International Religious Freedom’s study on the persecution of Muslim converts to Christianity, reports that 'Over the past year, there were numerous incidents of Iranian authorities raiding church services, threatening church members, and arresting and imprisoning worshippers and church leaders, particularly Evangelical Christian converts.'
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