Friday, December 13, 2013

Iran Pastor Sentenced To Years Imprisonment

The Iranians are assembling barganing chips as another Christian minister has been arresed in Iran.  These men are surely being held either for diplomatic leverage or to be released later as propaganda shows of "mercy" by the mad Mullahs.  

BosNewsLife - Christian News Agency

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Sentenced To Years Imprisonment

Thursday, December 12, 2013 (11:30 pm)

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

Pastor Vruir Avanessian sentenced to long prison term despite health concerns.

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A frail Iranian pastor has been sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment for "anti-government activities" and "promoting ideas contrary to the sanctity of the Islamic Republic of Iran," trial observers confirmed Thursday, December 12.

Vruir Avanessian of the Assemblies of God Church, a large Pentecostal denomination, was detained despite suffering from what fellow Christians called "serious illnesses", including heart disease and diabetes.

The 61-year-old pastor, who was forced to halt several church duties due to his medical condition, also undergoes kidney dialysis three times a week at the private Heshemi-Nejad hospital in Tehran, Iranian Christians said.

"The court was fully aware of Reverend Avanessian's medical condition and [still] issued a harsh sentence...", complained Mohabat News, an agency of activists and Iranian Christians.

"It's noteworthy that on the very day that [he] was [summoned] at the court hearing he was at the dialysis clinic and unable to attend the proceedings," the agency added.

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