Former pastor of Shahr-Ara Pentecostal Church of Tehran and two Christian converts released on bail. Plain-clothed security authorities had arrested them last Christmas. During their time in jail, they were subjected to intense interrogation and were held in solitary confinement.
The Imam of ward 10 of Rajaei-Shahr prison, who had earlier ordered confiscation of all Christian books from the ward, filed a complaint against Pastor Farshid Fathi, as he opposed this decision. The Imam has accused Pastor Fathi of insulting him. If proven guilty, Pastor Fathi can receive an additional 2 years in prison.
In recent remarks, Ali Khamenei, Iranian Supreme Leader claimed that the Islamic regime treats non-Muslims with "tolerance". This remark clearly contradicts the regime's action in imposing inhumane conditions on prisoners in order to grant them conditional release.