Unlike previous years when the Islamic regime of Iran traditionally arrested, interrogated and harassed Christians near Christmas time, the Revolutionary Court acquitted four non-Trinitarian Christian convicts of their charges.
One of the leaders of a house church in Shirza, Ebrahim, following a home invasion by the official and the plain clothes security officers was arrested two weeks ago and taken to an unknown location and since then there has been no news of his whereabouts and condition.
Iranian prison guards sexually harassed a female Christian prisoner, as they searched her upon her return to prison from a four-day leave. This harassment has been mentally damaging to her, reports say.
One of the Iranian Christian prisoners released a note in response to the latest remarks by Mr. Mohammad Javad Larijani, Iran's Head of Council for Human Rights at the UN's Human Rights Council UPR meeting. In his speech, he had stated that all recognized religious minorities enjoy sufficient freedom under the Iranian constitution.