Prisoners of Conscience

Meron Gebrese-lasie

Name: Meron Gebreselasie Country/Area of Origin: Eritrea Background: Prior to his arrest, Gebreselasie was the pastor of Massawa Rhema Evangelical Church and also worked as an anesthetist at Massawa Hospital in Eritrea. Reason for Arrest: On 3 June 2004, Pastor Gebreselasie was arrested immediately following a visit to his home by Pastor Tesfatsion Hagos of …

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Hossein Kadivar

Name: Hossein Kadivar Country/Area of Origin: Iran Background: Kadivar is one of the group of nine Iranian Christian converts that were arrested throughout January an February 2019. Reason for Arrest: On 29 January 2019, Hossein Kadivar was arrested with Khalil Dehghanpour while attending a house church. Their arrests coincided with the detention of their Iranian Christian …

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Khalil Dehghan-pour

Name: Khalil Dehghanpour Country/Area of Origin: Iran Background: Dehghanpour is one of the group of nine Iranian Christian converts that were arrested throughout January an February 2019. Reason for Arrest: On 29 January 2019, Khalil Dehghanpour was arrested with Hossein Kadivar while attending a house church. Their arrests coincided with the detention of their Iranian …

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Kamal Naamanian

Name: Kamal Naamanian Country/Area of Origin: Iran Background: Naamanian is one of the group of nine Iranian Christian converts that were arrested throughout January and February 2019. Reason for Arrest: On 15 February 2019, Kamal Naamanian was arrested with Mohammed Vafadar and Shahrooz Eslamdoust during a house church raid. Their arrests coincided with the detention of …

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Mohammed Vafadar

Name: Mohammed Vafadar Country/Area of Origin: Iran Background: Vafadar is one of the group of nine Iranian Christian converts that were arrested throughout January and February 2019. Reason for Arrest: On 15 February 2019, Mohammed Vafadar was arrested with Shahrooz Eslamdoust and Kamal Naamanian during a house church raid. Their arrests coincided with the detention …

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Abdolreza Haghnejad

Name: Abdolreza Ali (Matthias) Haghnejad Country/Area of Origin: Iran Background: Haghnejad is one of the group of nine Iranian Christian converts that were arrested throughout January and February 2019. Reason for Arrest: In February 2019, Abdolreza Haghnejad was arrested, coinciding with the detention of his Iranian Christian colleagues – Shahrooz Eslamdoust, Khalil Dehghanpour, Hossein Kadivar, Kamal …

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Shahrooz Eslamdoust

Name: Shahrooz Eslamdoust Country/Area of Origin: Iran Background: Eslamdoust is one of the group of nine Iranian Christian converts that were arrested throughout January and February 2019. Reason for Arrest: On 15 February 2019, Shahrooz Eslamdoust was arrested with Mohammed Vafadar and Kamal Naamanian during a house church raid. Their arrests coincided with the detention of …

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Babak Hosseinza-deh

Name: Babak Hosseinzadeh Country/Area of Origin: Iran Background: Hosseinzadeh is one of the group of nine Iranian Christian converts that were arrested throughout January and February 2019. Reason for Arrest: On 23 February 2019, Babak Hosseinzadeh was arrested at a house church. Six other Iranian Christian colleagues – Abdolreza Ali Haghnejad, Shahrooz Eslamdoust, Khalil Dehghanpour, Hossein …

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