Iranian Christian pastor released from prison early

Iranian Christian pastor released from prison early
Fathi family. (Image: ACLJ via CNS News)

[Ed. – What a Christmas harvest we’ve got going here.]

Iranian Christian pastor Farshid Fathi, imprisoned for his faith five years ago, was released from prison on Monday, two years before the end of a seven-year sentence.

Fathi has been incarcerated in Iran’s notorious Evin prison since December 26, 2010, according to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). The regime reportedly argued that his Christian activities were equivalent to “actions against national security.” He was separated from his wife Leila and two children, Rosana and Bardia.

Fathi’s initial six-year prison sentence was extended to seven yearsaccording to World Watch Monitor. He was due to be released in Dec. 2017 but learned from prison officials last July that he would be released this year.

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