Thursday, November 28, 2019 | Tag Cloud
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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.
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