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Iranian Christian convert granted early release from prison

A Christian convert to Iran has been released from prison earlier than expected.

Asghar Salehi was sentenced last September to six months in prison after being charged last year with propaganda against the Islamic Republic.

He was arrested along with three others in the Fars Province.  They were sentenced under Article 500 of the penal code for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran through promoting Zionist Christianity”, and imprisoned in Eghlid.

Their appeals against the sentence were defeated but in a surprise move, their request for early release was granted.

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