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Four other Christians arrested as apparent crackdown continues.
LOS ANGELES, September 10 (Compass Direct News) – Five arrests in three cities across Iran in August suggest a continued crackdown on Iranian Christians by authorities, sources told Compass. The most recent of the arrests took place on Aug. 21, when Ramtin Soodmand, son of martyred Assemblies of God pastor Hossein Soodmand, turned himself in after repeated calls from the Ministry of Information in Tehran. His father was executed by the state in 1990 for leaving Islam. The week before Ramtin Soodmand turned himself in, another Christian in Mashhad, Iman Rashidi, was arrested. In the city of Kerman in south central Iran, a couple identified as Darioush and Shirin were reportedly arrested on Aug. 8. And a Christian member of Iran’s Kurdish community, Shahin Zanboori, was arrested on Aug. 9 in the southwestern city of Arak. Secret police detained Zanboori while he was evangelizing, sources told Compass. While in prison he was tortured during interrogation and suffered a broken arm and leg, but he told sources that he “felt God’s presence in spite of the horrific treatment he received.”