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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

TEHRAN (Worthy News)– Iranian security forces have arrested three Christians including a pastor, according to Christian Today.

On the morning of July 5, Pastor Matthias Haghnejad was arrested in his home and secreted to parts unknown along with Mohammad Roghangir and Suroush Saraie. Several Bibles, pamphlets and a personal computer were also confiscated.

Matthias had already been imprisoned three times; Roghangir and Saraie were also jailed after they were arrested during a prayer meeting back in 2012 and later convicted of "action against the national security" and "propaganda against the order of the system".

"These men have been targeted by the Iranian authorities in the past, and despite the political charges being levied against them, they were clearly arrested on account of their faith," Chief Executive of Christian Solidarity Worldwide Mervyn Thomas said in a statement. "We urge the Government of Iran to halt its harassment and imprisonment of religious minorities and to uphold freedom of religion or belief, as outlined in covenants to which Iran is party. In addition, the international community must hold Iran to account for the well being of prisoners of conscience."

3 Comments on this post.

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  • Anonymous
    14 July 2014 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    We need to pray for Pastor!

  • cherylbagh
    18 July 2014 at 2:52 am - Reply

    Let us pray and remember what the Bible tells us,Romans 12:19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the scriptures say, "I will take revenge; I will pay them back" says the Lord.,

    • cherylbagh
      18 July 2014 at 2:55 am - Reply

      Yes the Lord sees everything that is going on in the world to day, sometimes I pray for mercy for them

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