According to two recent reports, more than half of the world's population suffer from growing religious persecution.
It is not rare that Christians are being sent to “re-education” sessions with Islamic clerics.
Souzanchi spent two years in Evin Prison before being transferred to in December 2019 to Greater Tehran Penitentiary.
Through prison sentences, governments prevents Christians from spreading the Gospel and discourage others confessing their faith.
Iran uses the country’s Penal Code to prosecute Christians for their peaceful religious activities.
Iranian officials have monitored Firouzi since his first arrest in 2011.
Pooriya Peyma received a 91-day sentence and did not appeal.
Iran continues to imprison, harass and persecute Christians, particularly those of Muslim faith backgrounds.
Despite her good relationship with her employer, she has also been unable to return to work since her release last year.