Three Iranian Christians had to flee the country to avoid 35 years of prison for their faith.
Converting to Christianity and preaching the Gospel are considered "crimes against national security" in Iran.
They left after their appeals of prison sentences related to their involvement in a house church and evangelism were denied.
"As I write, there is only one Catholic church in Tehran open at weekends, and only for expatriates."
The government is demanding 3 billion tomans ($150,000) for the release of both an Armenian church leader and a Christian convert
Legislation passed by parliament in Iran could make it easier to arrest and imprison Christians and other religious minorities
The authorities confiscated her computer, mobile phone, and several books.
Four Christians were initially arrested in 2016 for “acting against national security” for leading house churches in Rasht
The man put his daughter's dead body in the trunk of his car and disposed it in a nearby village.