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Barnabas Update, April 18th 2018

Deteriorating health of Iranian Christian prisoner

Barnabas Fund, 12 April 2018

Naser Goltapeh, a Christian convert from Islam imprisoned in Iran, “might lose all of his teeth if he does not receive immediate medical attention”.

Naser was kept in solitary confinement for two months, while undergoing a gruelling interrogation. After sentencing, he was sent to the notorious Evin prison to serve a ten-year sentence on 20 January 2018.

In July 2017, he was during a secret police raid on a church meeting and convicted of assembling in an “illegal gathering” that “threatens the security of Iran”.

Similar accusations are often made against Christians active in ministry in Iran, especially in churches of converts.  An appeals court upheld his 10-year term on 12 November 2017, making the sentence final.