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.
Iranian Judicial authorities conditionally released the Christian prisoner, Homayoun Shokouhi. He is a resident of Shiraz and had been sentenced to three years and eight months in prison for his faith in Christ.
The mother of pastor Saeed Abedini has fled to the United States to escape the daily threats and intimidation she faced in Iran while campaigning for the release of her son, an American citizen who was sentenced to eight years in prison for his Christian faith.