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Convert forced to receive religious ‘instruction’ from Islamic cleric

Convert forced to receive religious ‘instruction’ from Islamic cleric

(Middle East Concern)

A 65-year-old woman who converted to Christianity has been forced to visit an Islamic cleric to receive religious “instruction” and be offered the chance to reconvert to Islam.

Rokhsareh (Mahrokh) Ghanbari has also been charged with “propaganda against the system”. 

This follows her appearance before a prosecutor two weeks ago.

Mahrokh was one of five female converts arrested just before Christmas during a raid on her home in Karaj. The names of the other four women have not yet been made public.

The officers confiscated several of Mahrokh’s belongings, including her mobile phone, Bibles and other Christian materials.

Mahrokh was then detained and interrogated from morning until evening for ten days, before being released on a bail of 30 million tomans (around $2,500).