“A Kurdish bookseller is forced to spend months in prison in Iran for selling a Bible, according to reports.”
Mustafa Rahimi, was arrested by government security agents, and was fined and given a prison sentence on 11 June and then bailed, only to be to be jailed a few days later.
Sources say Mr Rahimi was sentenced to six months.
The bookseller’s family said he was jailed for selling Bible.
Security forces confiscate Bibles and Christian literature, including hymn books; and the government forcibly closed the Bible Society in 1990.
In 2010, 300 Farsi New Testaments were taken from a bus at the Iranian border and burned, and in August 2011, the government said to have 6,500 Bibles.