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Iran: 10-year jail sentence for convert to Christianity

Catholic World News - August 08, 2013

An Iranian court has sentenced Mostafa Bordbar, a Muslim convert to Christianity, to ten years in prison, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a British organization that defends the rights of persecuted Christians.

Bordbar, who was previously convicted of apostasy, was arrested in 2012 as he gathered with other Christians to celebrate Christmas. Now convicted on charges of "gathering with intent to commit crimes against Iranian national security," he is jailed in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison.

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  • Posted by: rpp - Aug. 08, 2013 12:41 PM ET USA

    Being a Christian is a "crime against Iranian National Security"? Sounds like the Iranians are getting legal advice from the Roman emperor Diocletian.

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