Christians make up merely one per cent of the total population of Indonesia.
Father Stan Swamy was suffering from Parkinson's disease and had recently caught the Covid.
Iran uses the country’s Penal Code to prosecute Christians for their peaceful religious activities.
Prison conditions are some of the harshest in the world, with inmates kept in shipping containers and believers often tortured.
In rural areas, house churches are forced to meet in secret since they are considered “illegal gatherings.”
The state prison houses over three thousand inmates in minimum to maximum security areas.
The two men have appealed their conviction and sentence.
Some 171 Eritrean Christians have been freed from prison since last August.