Saturday, November 21, 2009

Iran Releases Two Christian Women from Evin Prison

Here is something to praise God over. Continue praying for these young women. Although they've been released, charges have not been dropped.

Maryam Rostampour and Marzieh Amirizadeh Esmaeilabad
No bail required; charges of ‘proselytizing’ and ‘apostasy’ remain

ISTANBUL, November 18 (CDN) — Two Christian Iranian women, Maryam Rostampour, 27, and Marzieh Amirizadeh Esmaeilabad, 30, were released from prison this afternoon with no bail amid an international campaign calling for their freedom since their arrest on March 5.

The two women, whose health deteriorated while in detention at the notorious Evin prison in Tehran, are at their homes recovering from their nine-month ordeal, an Iranian source told Compass. They still could face charges of proselytizing and “apostasy,” or leaving Islam.

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