International Christian Concern | Dec. 4, 2018
Mehr News Agency, which is a semi-official mouthpiece of the Iranian Regime, announced in an exclusive report on Saturday that a group of evangelical Christians have been arrested. The group was accused of being “Zionist Christian” and that they used Iranian names to conceal their identity. No other information was released in the report regarding who these individuals are.
It is not unusual for Iran to publicize the arrests of Christians as part of a deterrence strategy to keep the church underground and Muslims from converting. Iran defines itself as an Islamic Republic, thus Christianity is often regarded as an inherent threat to the country’s security.