Iranian woman faces imprisonment for converting to Christianity

ChristianToday.com reports: “In a disconcerting turn of events, a sixty year old Iranian Christian convert, Mina Khajavi, finds herself on the brink of a six year prison sentence, accused of ‘acting against national security by promoting ‘Zionist’ Christianity’.

Khajavi’s ordeal commenced in 2020 when she was apprehended, and her sentencing process then unfolded in 2022. These legal proceedings also involved two other individuals: Malihe Nazari, a fellow Christian convert who received a parallel six year sentence, and Iranian-Armenian pastor Joseph Shahbazian, handed a more severe ten year sentence.

While Shahbazian and Nazari commenced serving their sentences a few months later, Khajavi faced a temporary reprieve. A car accident had left her with a severely broken ankle, necessitating the insertion of metal plates. Despite enduring persistent physical challenges, including walking with a limp and developing arthritis, Khajavi’s respite came to an abrupt end on January 3 when she was instructed to report to Evin Prison within five days.

In a somewhat contrasting turn of events, Shahbazian and Nazari, both convicted on similar charges, managed to secure early release…”

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