Mohammad Reza Omidi, a Christian convert departed for Borazjan to serve his exile sentence

Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi, a Christian convert from Rasht (northern Iran), travelled to Borazjan city in Bushehr Province to serve a 2-year exile sentence.

This non-Trinitrian Christian convert, who was sentenced in June 2018, by Branch 36 of the Tehran Court of Appeals, presided over by Ahmad Zargar, to 10 years in prison on charges of “acting against national security by propagating Zionist Christianity, and following a retrial in June of this year, the sentence was reduced to 2 years in prison and was released from Evin Prison, left on Monday, September 14, 2020, for Borazjan city in Bushehr Province (southern Iran) to serve a 2-year exile sentence.

According to the report of the Article 18 Organization, Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi, must spend 2 years in internal exile in Borazjan city, the capital of Dashtestan County in Bushehr Province.

Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi was sentenced on May 8, 2017, to 10 years in prison by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, headed by Judge Mashallah Ahmadzadeh, on charges of “acting against national security by propagating Zionist Christianity”.

Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi was arrested in Rasht on July 30, 2018, and transferred to Evin Prison in Tehran for serving a 10-year prison sentence.

Following a retrial in June of this year, the prison sentence of this citizen of Rasht was reduced to 2 years and in August of this year he was released from Ward 8 of Evin Prison.

This 47-year-old Christian convert was sentenced to 2 years in exile in Borazjan, in addition to a prison sentence.

The sentence of 2 years banishment to Borazjan city was upheld in June 2018 by Branch 36 of the Tehran Court of Appeals.

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