Two Christian citizens were arrested to endure imprisonment
Aryan Community News Agency – Two Christian citizens (Maliha Nazari and Joseph Shahbazian) were arrested and transferred to Evin prison to serve their prison terms.
According to the news agency of the Aryan community, on Tuesday, September 8, 1401, Maliha Nazari, a Christian convert, and on Thursday, September 17, 1401, Joseph Shahbazian, a citizen of Armenian origin, in order to serve his prison sentence after referring to the execution unit of the prison prosecutor’s office. Evin was arrested and transferred to this prison. The Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced Maleeha Nazari to 6 years of imprisonment and Joseph Shahbazian to 10 years of imprisonment and social deprivation.
According to this report, these 2 Christian citizens were arrested to serve Ta’ziri imprisonment after they were summoned to the 1st Branch of the Evin Prison Prosecutor’s Office.
It should be noted that on the 26th of August 1401, Branch 36 of the Court of Appeals of Tehran Province issued a writ to Joseph Shahbazian to suffer 10 years of penal servitude, deprivation of social rights, prohibition to leave the country and exclusion from membership in parties, groups, factions condemned Jat and exile. Also, Maleeha Nazari and Mina Khajovi were sentenced to 6 years of penal servitude and Samia Sadegh were sentenced to 4 years of penal servitude or to pay 40 million tomans in lieu of penal servitude.
These citizens, at the preliminary stage on June 7, 1401, were sentenced to a total of 16 years of imprisonment by Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, headed by Iman Afshari, on charges of (formation of groups and gangs with the intention of disrupting the country’s security) and (action against national security) Punishment and supplementary punishment were sentenced.
Also, in the first half of June 1401, a court session was held to deal with the accusations of Maliha Nazari, Joseph Shahbazian, Samiye Sadeq, Mina Khajovi Qomi, by Branch 26 of Tehran Revolutionary Court headed by Iman Afshari.
All of these 4 Christian converts were summoned to this investigation meeting after receiving written notices
In July 2019, Joseph Shahbazian, an Armenian citizen, along with Maleeha Nazari, Samia Sadegh and Mina Khajovi, were arrested by security agents in a house church ceremony in Yaftabad district of Tehran and sent to a solitary cell of one of the security agencies for interrogation and prosecution. They were transferred to Evin prison.
After the completion of the interrogation and explanation of the accusation and long-term indecision on September 1, 2019, Joseph Shahbazian was released by posting a bail amounting to 2 billion tomans until the completion of the proceedings.
On July 19, 2019, Samiye Sadegh was released on bail in the amount of 500 million Tomans until the completion of the proceedings.
Mina Khajovi, another Christian convert, was released after the interrogation and explanation of charges in the 3rd investigation branch of the Evin Prison Prosecutor’s Office by posting a bail in the amount of 1.2 billion tomans.
Also, after the release of these citizens and the repeated visits of Iman Soleimani, to the 3rd investigation branch of Evin prison, despite the investigator’s order to return the personal belongings of these people, such as mobile phones and laptops, the security officer of the case refused the investigator’s order.