2 converts from Islam freed from Iranian prison
CWN - September 20, 2013
The government of Hassan Rouhani, who took office as Iranian president in August, has released 11 prisoners of conscience, including two Iranian Christian women, from prison, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide, which monitors religious persecution.
Maryam Jalili and Mitra Rahmati, the two Christians, are both converts from Islam.
“While this positive step by the Iranian government is to be commended, it is by no means sufficient given the vast number of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience,” said Christian Solidarity Worldwide’s executive director.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($25,619 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!