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UPDATE HRANA 10th July, 2013

The trial session of Mostafa Bordbar the arrested converted christian citizen who is currently imprisoned in ward 350 of Evin prison was held in Tehran.

According to a report of Mohebbat News, The trial session of Mohammad Hadi -Mostafa- Bordbar the converted christian from Rasht who was arrested on December 27, 2012 during last Christmas was held by judge Pirabbasi in branch 26 of Tehran revolutionary court on June 9, 2013.

The court announced charges of this christian citizen as “colluding and attending in home-church meetings” that according to Shima Ghoushe the member of human rights commission in Iran and Mostafa’s lawyer this accusation will result between 2-10 years imprisonment. But the final verdict is not announced yet.

Mostafa Bordbar was able to meet his parents a few minutes before his trial session in prison uniform and handcuffed but only his lawyer was allowed to enter the trial session. Now he is in ward 350 of Evin prison with other christian prisoners such as Farshid Fathi, Saied Abedini and Alireza Seyyedian.

Mostafa ,27, arrested after the invasion of plainclothes security forces to the worship gathering of the converted Christians for Christmas and new year.

Mostafa Bordbar was arrested once more in 2009 in Rasht on charge of converting to Christianity and presence in home-church. Also he was tried by branch 1 of court on charge of apostasy and after the trial sessions was released by bail and it has been added to his criminal records.

Source : Hrana

Editor: Human
Translator: Ramyar Hassani

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HRANA News Agency– Mostafa Bordbar from converted Christians who was detained by the security forces in Tehran during Christmas, is still in detention in Evin prison.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), quoted from Mohabbat News, there is no news from Mostafa Bordbar - who was born on 1986 and is a converted christian from Rasht- and how he has been arrested.

According to the released reports, on Thursday, December 27th of 2012, about 50 converted Christians in Tehran gathered for Christmas eve prayers and praising Jesus Christ at a home in Northern Tehran but have been arrested by the invasion of plainclothes security forces.

These people have been detained for hours at the same place and got permission to leave the house after interrogation. During this event also Priest "Verevir Avansian" arrested who is Iranian-Armenian christian, while he is sick hardly. The priest was released after 15 days detention in Evin prison by providing bail until the day of his trial.

Sources reported that the security agents after detaining Mostafa at the same night, went to his brother's house in Tehran and searched everything, but when they did not find anything related to his Christianity, they left the place with Mostafa after an hour.

Mostafa after detention by security forces, which seems spend his interrogation days under of Evin prison interrogators control, had not any contact with his family. Finally after two weeks they allowed him to have short phone call with his family to tell them that he is doing OK.

His family could not visit him despite of followings up, haunt to judicial centers and Evin detention center after Mostafa called them.

- Refusal of accepting the bail to release him:

After one month of Mosata Bordbar detention, according to the news, judicial department asked for bail instead of his provisional release until the trial day but unfortunately they refused the bail of his family because it belongs to Rasht and prevented the provisional release of this prisoner of conscience.

Judicial officials asked the family of this christian prisoner to provide a bail belongs to Tehran. Then it seems until his family will find a new bail he should be in detention.

Continuation of the detention of a converted christian in Tehran

Mostafa Bordbar has been arrested in accusation of conversion to Christianity and attending the hidden churches at homes in Rasht in 2009.

He is also accused to apostasy and released by providing bail which is registered in his dossier.

Translated by: Ramyar Hassani

Immediate & Unconditional Release of Converted Christian Mostafa Bordbar.

The Free Christian Convert Mostafa Bordbar petition to Ahmed Shaheed , Amnesty , UN, Navi Pillay,HRW, EU members Ban Ki Moon, was written by Anette Meyer and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.