CHRISTIANS SENTENCED TO 80 LASHES BY SHARIA COURT FOR DRINKING COMMUNION WINE

Three Christians have been sentenced to 80 lashes each for drinking wine
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Three Christians have been sentenced to 80 lashes each for drinking wine

after being arrested at a house church gathering in Rasht, Iran, earlier this year.?

The trio spent weeks in prison before finally being released on bail, but will now be subjected to the cruel and degrading punishment after being found guilty by Islamist judges.?

Security agents also raided the home of their pastor Yousef Nadarkhani and his wife Fatemeh Pasandideh and arrested them at the same time, but they were not detained.

Iranian authorities later charged converts Mosibzadeh, Fadayee and Omidi for consuming alcohol during a communion service.?

It is not illegal for Christians to drink alcohol in Iran but under Islamic law, Muslims are forbidden from drinking and it is illegal for Muslims to convert....