Persecution of the Day
Posted by Godefroi on July 17, 2008
via Compass Direct News.
Iranian authorities have detained two converts to Christianity in the southern city of Shiraz for eight weeks on suspicion of “apostasy,” or leaving Islam. In Iran, apostasy is a crime that can be punishable by death. Mahmood Matin, 52, and Arash Bandari, 44, remain imprisoned in a secret police detention center known by its address, Sepah Street 100, located in the center of Shiraz since their arrest on May 15 (previously reported as May 13). Matin and Bandari were detained with 13 other Muslim converts to Christianity while meeting together in a park in Shiraz.