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Wednesday 02 May 2012
A number of plain clothes security officers raided the homes of two Christian converts in Tehran simultaneously and arrested them. The mother of one of the detained Christians asked, "Where are you taking my daughter?" But the authorities ironically replied, "Ask Jesus Christ to come and release her"!
The security authorities, among whom were plain clothes agents, entered the homes without showing any warrant and arrested the two Christians without providing any explanation. Both Christians were then transferred to an unknown location immediately following their arrest.
According to this knowledgeable source, the authorities thoroughly searched the house and confiscated a number of her personal belongings including her laptop, camera and books as well as pictures of her friends being baptized in a foreign country.
The report says that the families of these detained Christians are unaware of their situation and are very worried about their health. Their efforts to visit their children and obtain information on their situation have been to no avail.
Ladan is 26 and Hooman is 27. It is said that they have been transferred to Evin prison and are being held there under custody. Some days ago, the court based in Evin prison sent letters of summons to the parents of these Christians and asked them to attend this court to answer questions regarding their children's activities.
After the arrest of these young Christians, their friends told Mohabat News, "it seems that their arrest could be because of the formation of a house church and evangelism as well as attending a party held to celebrate the baptism of one of their friends".
The received reports also speak of an effort to arrest another man called Majid A. who managed to escape from the hands of the authorities. However no reliable report is available concerning him.
It seems that a new wave of attacks by the intelligence system of the Islamic Republic against Christians converts has been launched. Attacks against the Christian minority in Iran have increased and more importantly have become more organized recently.
Source: MOHABAT NEWS