Iranian Pentecostal leader arrested at house church service

January 2, 2015

An Iranian Assyrian Pentecostal church leader has been arrested in Tehran by the country's State Security Forces, according to the Assyrian International News Agency. Pastor Victor Beth Tarmez was detained on December after a raid on his house, where he had been holding a service. Reports say that agents separated the men and women, searched them and confiscated their identity documents and phones. The pastor's computer and books were also confiscated.


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