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Iranian Christian Convert Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

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  • 2012 Feb 02
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February 2, 2012

A Christian convert who was arrested by security authorities in her home in July 2011 has been sentenced to two years in prison by Tehran's Revolutionary Court, ASSIST News Service reports. Leila Mohammadi, who was charged with "collaboration with foreign-dependent groups, broad anti-Islamic propaganda, deceiving citizens by formation of what is called a house church, insulting sacred figures and action against national security," already endured five months in solitary confinement in Iran's notorious Evin prison before being released on bail on Dec. 28. After the verdict was issued, her attorney announced the case was sent to the high court of Tehran to be reviewed, sources said.