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Iranian Christians given early release from prison

by Marcus Jones
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Middle East Concern

Religious freedom charity Middle East Concern is giving thanks after confirming the early release of three Christians in prison in Iran.

Asghar Salehi was freed over the weekend while fellow prisoners Mohammadreza Rezaei and AT are due for release on 8th February.

They were jailed in December after being found guilty of "propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran through promoting Zionist Christianity".

The Christians were held in Eghlid Prison but applied for a pardon and early release.

It is unusual for those convicted on political or national security grounds to be freed early.

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