Abbas and Maryam were fined $2000 USD each and also face two-year international travel bans.
In many Muslim countries, converting to Christianity is a risky move and can be severely punished.
Regionally, Iranian-backed factions in Iraq and Syria disrupt attempts for peace and restoration
In a landmark decision for Christians in Iran, nine Christian prisoners have been released.
Christian converts in Iran face discrimination particularly when it comes to their children and their forced islamisation.
Iran ranks as the ninth worst country in the world for Christian persecution by Open Doors USA
The update to the penal code in February 2021 suggests that religious freedom in Iran will continue to be severely restricted.
Three Iranian Christian converts have had their sentences reduced from five years to three years.