IRAN: Christians barred from holding Easter celebration in churches in northwestern city
NCRI - In the latest repressive measures taken against religious minorities in Iran, Iranian Christians in a northwestern city have been barred from holding Easter celebrations in churches.
On Saturday, the Iranian regime’s State Security Forces (police) sent threatening letters to churches in the city of Urumiyeh warning them against holding gatherings for Easter celebrations.
According to the directive sent by the force's Office of Public Building, Christians have only been allowed to hold Easter celebrations in their homes.
Barring Iranian Christians from holding Easter celebrations is considered unprecedented in Iran - even under the mullahs’ rule which has been ranked one of the world’s worst nations for the persecution of Christians.
Iranian Christians, like the followers of other religions, are being deprived from their most fundamental rights under the dark rule of this regime and have suffered from discrimination.
The persecution of Christians in Iran is getting worse under Hassan Rouhani and many now face ‘severe physical and psychological torture’. However their suffering and oppression will only end with the overthrow of the religious dictatorship in the country.