Maryam Rostampour and Marzieh Amirizadeh: two Iranian Christians freed
May 24, 2010 1 Comment
Iran — Maryam Rostampour and Marzieh Amirizadeh Esmaeilabad were prisoners of conscience, detained solely on account of their religious beliefs. On 5 March 2009, two members of the Christian community in Iran, Maryam Rostampour and Marzieh Amirizadeh Esmaeilabad were arrested by members of the security forces in Tehran. They have been participating in religious gatherings and handing out Bibles.
They endured eight months of repeated interrogations and solitary confinement in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. They refused to recant their faith in Christ, even though it meant they could have gone free.
The charges being heard at the general court include propagation of the Christian faith and apostasy.
The Iranian state regards these as serious crimes, evidenced by the women’s initial appearance before the Revolutionary Court. For more go to : http://www.csw.org.uk/