President Rouhani's Adviser on Ethnic and Religious Minorities' Affairs, says, "We, in the Islamic Republic of Iran, do not allow any individual or group to invite people to other sects or religions. We consider this dangerous for people and therefore illegal."
Plain-clothed security officers raided Shahram Ghaedi's house and arrested him as well as two other Christian converts. All detainees were then transferred to the security ward in Dastgerd Prison in Esfahan. Mr. Ghaedi is a Christian actor who played the role of Jesus in the Iranian "Jesus Film".
More than 500 prayer vigils were held around the world this week, including one in which pastor Greg Laurie's Harvest church participated in California, to mark the two-year anniversary of when pastor Saeed Abedini was arrested by Iranian officials for his Christian faith.