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Published On: Sun, Dec 22nd, 2013

Christian Pastor Farhad Sabok-Rouh suddenly freed from Iranian prison, no word on 3 others

Pastor Farhad Sabok-Rouh was freed from the Karoon Prison in Iran earlier this month, says Farsi Christian News Network (FCNN) in a new article.

Pastor Farhad Sabokrouh (right) was released on Dec. 4, 2013 along with another church member, but his wife, Shahnaz (left), remains in prison.

Pastor Farhad Sabokrouh (right) was released on Dec. 4, 2013 along with another church member, but his wife, Shahnaz (left), remains in prison.

The article states that The Islamic authorities have, as yet, not offered any explanation or reason for the imprisonment of the Pastor, his sudden freedom after only 5 months of a 12 months sentence, and the continued detention of the other church servants, there are particular concerns about physical conditions and health of his wife.

Other notable prisoner Pastor Naser Zamen Dezfouli may have also been freed, but no word on Shahnaz Jeyzan nor Dawood Alikhani – all were jailed during the same timeframe.

An armed attacked on the Assemblies of God church in 2011 resulted in the arrest of a 100 or more Christians, including children. After a brief time in a detention center, all but Pastor Farhad Sabok-Rouh, his wife and the aforementioned two others were released.

All four Christians were convicted of “propagation of christianity in Ahvaz” and given one year prison sentences which was later ratified by the Islamic Court of Appeal.

The convicted church servants were called-in on 4th May 2013 to begin their prison terms, and were immediately taken to Karoon Prison.

The Church has remained locked for the past two years.

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