Ten Christians were arrested in Iran when they were attending the Christmas Day service in the city of Shiraz in southern Iran.
Human Rights sources have reported that 10 Christian converts were arrested during a ceremony in a house church in Shiraz.
According to report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran , a group of Christian converts had gathered to celebrate “Christmas” and also the eve of New Year, then with the sudden influx by plainclothes forces, they were arrested and transferred to an unknown location, on Friday 25th December.
According to the report, Mohsen Javadi, Elaheh Izadi, Mohammad Golshani Kia, Reza Mohammadi, Musa Saripour, Mahmoud Salehi, Ali Reza Alighanbari, Mohammad Reza Soltanian, Sina Namvar and brother Khalil (Afghanian Christian), were arrested.
The security guards were armed with pistols and had radio. Their behavior and type of arresting these citizens was described as “offensive”. Personal belongings of the detainees as well as satellite receiver equipment were damaged and confiscated.
There is no exact information regarding the location and condition of detainees yet.