Christian Group Calls for Urgent Release of Imprisoned Irani Pastor
Release International, (www.releaseinternational.org) a United Kingdom (UK) based registered Christian Charity has called for the immediate release of an Irani Pastor, Behnam Irani who is imprisoned in the notorious Karaj Ghezal Hesar prison.
The call is contained in its monthly Newsletter adding that Irani, aged 41, is suffering imprisonment effectively because of his religious faith and that his health is reported to be declining steadily as a result of regular beatings at the hands of other prisoners and guards.
It noted that Behnam, who is married with two children, is serving a total of six years in prison but his family fear he could die within the next few months.
“He now has difficulty walking, is unable to see well and is suffering from a bleeding ulcer, which has caused him to lose consciousness,” it stated.
It continued: “Please help this Christian brother by sending an email to the Head of the Judiciary in Iran, His Excellency Ayatollah Sadegh Ardeshir Larijani, asking for clemency and release from prison.”
“You can click here (http://www.releaseinternational.org/pages/release-behnam-irani.php) to go directly to a page where you will find a pre-written letter to send. Simply click the link and add your name and location before sending,” Release also stated.
It noted it has also set up a ‘Cause’ on the Facebook Causes website to highlight Behnam's case called 'Release Behnam Irani'. “You can find more information here: (http://www.causes.com/causes/788902-release-behnam-irani/actions/1670784) including a short video of his arrest.”
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