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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

TEHRAN, IRAN (Worthy News)– Christian Solidarity Worldwide has learned that imprisoned Pastor Behnam Irani — who was sentenced in 2011 to six years on political charges — was beaten and transferred to an unknown location Saturday.

The beating of Irani was only the latest assault by agents of the Iran's Islamic Republic against prisoners of conscience.

During the first few months of his imprisonment in Ghezal Hesar, Irani was held in a small cell where he was deliberately kept from sleeping; he was later transferred to another cell with 40 violent criminals where he has suffered beatings from both cell mates and prison authorities alike.

"We are deeply concerned to hear of the assault on Pastor Irani and his enforced disappearance," said Mervyn Thomas, CSW Chief Executive. "CSW urges the authorities to make Pastor Irani's whereabouts known and to provide him with any medical treatment he may need following his beating at the hands of VEVAK security agents. Furthermore, we continue to call for his release, since in reality he is in prison on account of his faith and in contravention of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is party.

"We also urge the Iranian authorities to end assaults on prisoners, as they violate the nation's obligations under article 10 of the ICCPR, which states that prisoners should be treated with humanity and with respect for their inherent human dignity."

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  • Dennis Hibbard
    12 June 2014 at 5:47 am - Reply

    And so persecuted the Prophet, he's in good Company, and Being blessed Matthew 5:12, may be in for a Martyr's Reward Too Rev 6:9-11, All Counter Productive, Genesis 12:1 – 3 bringing Condemnation on the Persecutors, could be a Hell of a Way to Spend Eternity!

  • Dennis Hibbard
    12 June 2014 at 5:48 am - Reply

    Never tell the Other side of the Story where it is Hell to Pay.

  • Kristine Morgan
    12 June 2014 at 6:13 am - Reply

    Dear Jesus please be with Pastor Irani, give him the strength to persevere and the comfort that he is not alone. In Jesus name amen.

    • WorldGoneCrazy
      13 June 2014 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      Amen, Kristine!!!

  • Bonnie
    16 June 2014 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Lord we ask you to make known Pastor Behnam's location. Send ministering angels with balm of Gilead to pour on his wounds, heal his body, may your love be perfected in my brother and may many come to you, Jesus through his faithful testimony. Comfort his wife and children. In Jesus Name, Amen

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