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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
TEHRAN (Worthy News)-- Pastor Ebrahim Hossin-Zadeh was arrested last month in Shiraz, Iran, by officers from the Ministry of Information, according to Barnabas Aid.
Following his arrest, Hossin-Zadeh was interrogated and transferred to a detention center called "Block 100," but his family has had no contact with him since November 20, a tactic often used by Iranian officials to deter prisoner's relatives from contacting foreign news media.
Hossin-Zadeh converted to Christianity from Islam in 2009; his arrest was the latest in a history of harassment against house churches in Shiraz.
Nationwide, the Iranian government has closed hundreds of house churches in an attempt to curb the spread of Christianity.