Iranian Christian converts interrogated and imprisoned
Several Iranian Christian converts face persecution at the hands of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence. Fariba Dalir, age 51, began her two-year prison sentence at Evin Prison on April 16.
Rahmat Rostamipour, age 49, remains imprisoned after being interrogated and arrested at his home on April 18. Rostamipour’s wife Azar was originally to be arrested as well but was summed later due to a panic attack their teenage daughter suffered during the raid.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) agents arrested Dalir alongside five other converts in July 2021, including her fiancé Soroush.
Guards held her in solitary confinement for 38 days and later released her on November 18, 2021 after posting bail of about $22,000 USD. Soroush and another convert were released in October after submitting bail of $11,000 USD.