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Alleged Christian missionaries arrested in Tehran

Iran Materials 5 January 2011 02:47
A number of alleged Christian missionaries have been arrested in Iran's Tehran province, official news agency IRNA reported Tuesday.
Alleged Christian missionaries arrested in Tehran

A number of alleged Christian missionaries have been arrested in Iran's Tehran province, official news agency IRNA reported Tuesday.

Tehran province Governor Mortzea Tamadon told IRNA that the arrested suspects belonged to a corrupted movement of Christian missionaries who planned a religious and cultural attack against Iran, dpa reported.

The governor gave no further details on the allleged movement or the number or identities of the people detained, but said that more missionaries would be arrested in the future.

Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism are recognized and allowed to be practiced in Iran, but any Iranian Muslim converting is considered as apostate and will face the death sentence.

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