The sentences of ten years‚Äô imprisonment for four Iranian Christians has been upheld on appeal.
The four men--Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, Mohammadreza Omidi (Youhan), Yasser Mossayebzadeh and Saheb Fadaie--were arrested in May of 2016 and charged with advancing ‚ÄúZionist Christianity‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúacting against national security,‚ÄĚ reports the Christian Post.
Pastor Nadarkhani and Omidi face an additional two years imprisonment because of the charges that their churches received money from the British government.
Omidi, Mossayebzadeh, and Fadaie may also be punished with 80 lashes each, for drinking communion wine during church services, although the men‚Äôs lawyers are still appealing this sentence. ...