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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.

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