Iranian Christian Prisoners Issue Plea to Government

Several Christian charities have joined forces to call on the Iranian government to release prisoners who've been jailed for their faith and also allow them to freely worship when they come out of prison, as part of a campaign called Place2Worship.

Babak Hosseinzadeh and Behnam Akhlaghi were part of a group of nine converts arrested for being members of a house-church in Iran's northern city of Rasht in 2019.  Nine months later, in October, a court sentenced the men to five years in prison on charges of 'acting against national security through promoting Christian Zionism.'

Both men were recently allowed a few weeks out of prison on furlough. During this time they recorded video messages calling on their government to explain where they could attend church after their release.