Iran: Christian convert loses appeal against 10-year sentence for ‘missionary activities’

Sunday, November 26, 2017

(Worthy News) - An Iranian convert to Christianity has had his 10-year prison sentence upheld after losing his appeal.

Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh was sentenced in May alongside three Azerbaijanis. All four men were given 10-year sentences for “missionary activities” and “actions against national security” in Iran.

However, the three Azerbaijanis – Eldar Gurbanov, Yusif Farhadov and Bahram Nasibov – were allowed to leave Iran in November 2016 and are unlikely to be forced to return, despite their representatives also failing to overturn their verdicts during the 12 November hearing, World Watch Monitor understands. [ Source: World Watch Monitor (Read More...) ]