Islamic Regime of Iran Sentences Christian Woman to 10 Lashes and 3 Months in Prison

According to a report just released, the Islamic regime has sentenced a young Christian woman to 10 lashes and three months in prison.

Mary Mohammadi, 21, was arrested in Tehran on January 12, for allegedly demonstrating against the military’s downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane, and has been subjected to torture while being detained in the notorious Evin prison and Qarchak Women’s Prision.

“I was forced to endure all kinds of torture, none of which is sanctioned by law, and which ought to be considered crimes in themselves,” Mary wrote in a post on Twitter.

While many prisoners were released from Iranian prisons due to the coronavirus outbreak, Mary was not.

Mary is being punished for speaking out about Flight PS752, a Ukrainian International Airlines airliner that was shot down outside Tehran on January 8, killing all 176 people on board. The passengers included 63 Canadians, 82 Iranians, as well as citizens from Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan, Germany, and the UK.

The Iranian government denied any wrong doing, but three days later, after it was clear to the international community that it had been shot down with a ground-to-air missile, the Iranian regime admitted to shooting it down, blaming America for making them feel on edge.

Mary sent out a message via Twitter about this:

Her last Tweet was posted a few days ago in regards to another female political prisoner.  Females are routinely treated harshly in Iranian prisons.

It is thought that Mary’s sentencing is especially harsh because she is a Christian believer. Mary is not alone. Iran currently has an untold number of Christians incarcerated for their faith.  The Iranian government constantly uses the penal system to punish Christians for turning from the Islamic faith.

BTJ has been working in Iran for several years and are currently supplying Bibles, teachings, and Christian music throughout the country through underground production stations, known as ‘bread factories’. Our current production is not able to keep up with demand. The number of new believers in Iran is growing at a rapid rate.

Please continue to pray for Mary and for the church in Iran.