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At least 25 Christians have been arrested in the Islamic Republic of Iran solely because of their faith,
Persecution of Christians
Iranian human rights outlets are reporting that over two dozen Christians were recently arrested during a raid by authorities in the southern city of Kerman.
Security officials raided Christians’ homes where they confiscated belongings and arrested as many as 25 believers. As of now, there has been no reason given for why the Christians were arrested and their location is unknown.
As Iran is ranked by Open Doors USA as the ninth worst country in the world when it comes to Christian persecution, the authorities are widely known for their hostility towards Christians.
Hostility toward Christianity and the Bible is so great by Iran’s regime that Christians must worship secretly in house churches. When religious police suspect Christians are gathering to worship in secret, they have been known to raid homes, arrest church leaders, worshipers and confiscate and destroy Bibles and other religious material.
In August, armed Iranian agents raided a house church in the central city of Isfahan and arrested 11 Christians. The agents also confiscated Christian literature found in the house.
Then on Aug. 26, authorities raided a Christian picnic that was held in a garden in Firouz-Kouh County, which is north of the capital of Tehran. At least five people of the party had been arrested, that police in Iran have begun cracking down on Christian weddings and gatherings.
Not even on Christmas are Christians in Iran safe from persecution. On Dec. 25, 2014, regime authorities raided a house church in in Roodehen and arrested nine Christians.
the Iranian government also executed seven Christians on Christmas Day.
As there are believed to be anywhere from 450,000 to 1 million Christians living in Iran, according to a source close to the Iranian house church movement.
source:care for Humans in Iran