In Iran, the death penalty is permitted as a punishment for blasphemy.
Both men were imprisoned for “acting against national security by organizing house-churches and promoting ‘Zionist’ Christianity"
According to tradition, at this time, some prisoners receive pardons from the authorities.
In less than five months, four Christians have been released from Iranian prisons.
Iranian citizens, including those of the Christian faith, are letting their voices be heard regarding the harsh Islamic rule
Protests across Iran are turning into a country-wide revolution.
After denial of pardons, church leaders receive freedom.
Iran was ranked 9th on Christian support organization Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List
Human rights activists have further called into question whether Iran should have been given any kind of platform at the UNGA.