Christian convert released from prison in Iran
Mohammad Ali Torabi, A Christian convert awaiting trial was released on a 200 million Tomans (approx. 60,000 USD) bail on 22 November.
But there are no further updates available on fellow Christian convert and detainee, Abdol-Ali Pourmand’s situation. He is still being held in Dezful prison, south-western Iran.
Both Christian men were forced to sign a blank page each, prompting speculation that Iranian authorities were attempting to use the documents to forge a fake confession to use against them.
Forced or fake confessions and participation in Islamic prayer are two new tactics Iranian authorities use to pressure Christian prisoners to recant their faith.