Christian in Iran sentenced to exile in desert

Thursday, November 28, 2019

by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - A Christian evangelist in Iran was sentenced to two years of exile in a far-flung region near the border with Pakistan.

Ebrahim Firoozi, a former Muslim, was sentenced to prison in 2013 for "launching and directing evangelism," but was transferred to an exile sentence in Sarbarz, a radical Islamist stronghold, where he has taken up an apartment in "a remote desert town out in the middle of nowhere."

The sentence is designed to keep Ebrahim "from having a positive influence on people and to stop him from fellowshipping with the people in the Tehran area,” said a source at Middle East Concern.

During his prison sentence, a second trial convicted the 33-year-old of "participating in illegal gatherings" and "colluding with foreign entities."

Christians in Iran are often accused of collusion with America or Israel.