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What it's like to be a Christian in Iran?
Christians suffer severe persecution in Iran, particularly those who've converted from Islam.Iran is the 8th country according to opendoors 2020 persecution index.Christians from a Muslim background are persecuted the most, primarily by the government, but also by their families and communities. Many have been imprisoned, tortured, or threatened with death by government .
Armenian and Chaldean churches are allowed to hold services, as long as they are not conducted in Persian, and they are observed by the police. Distributing Christian literature in Farsi is strictly forbidden, in order to prevent evangelization.
Many Christians form small house churches and meet in private homes.Secret churches are often raided, and their leaders and members have been arrested and given long prison sentences for “crimes against national security.”Many of these christians have lost jobs, homes or even custody of children. Some have been physically abused and some are unjustly imprisoned.