Saturday, October 12, 2019

Iran: Christian woman jailed after refusing Judge's request to convert to Islam

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Two Christians, Fatemeh (Aylar) Bakhtiari and Zaman (Saheb) Fadaei, have been sentenced to two and a half years in prison on charges of propaganda against the system, according to reports from Iran.
The Sharia judge told Aylar Bakhtiari, one of convicts, in the Sharia court that her charges will be ignored if she becomes Muslim; but she rejected the judge’s suggestion.
Dozens of Iranian citizens have been arrested and sent to prison on charges of acting against national security through the propaganda of Christianity this year. The government severely oppresses and violates the rights of religious minorities, especially Persian-speaking Christians.
As part of enforcing Sharia laws after the Islamic Revolution, the Iranian regime has banned books with Christian content including Bibles.
Western countries not only turn a blind eye to the persecution of Christians in Iran but also deport Christian refugees back to Iran to face the death penalty.
For example Britain’s immigration department has been condemned In 2016, when Iranian ex-Muslim sent an application to Great Britain for asylum. The man said that he had converted to Christianity after studying the Bible and finding that Christianity is a religion of peace. The British Home Office rejected the application claiming Christianity is not a religion of peace while ignoring the death penalty imposed on the refugee.