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Be a Voice! Christian Prisoner in Iran Begins Hunger Strike over Denial of Medical Treatment

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Christian convert with a heart condition protests treatment and imprisonment for role in house-church movement in Iran.

Mohabat News – Reports received from Iran indicate Christian prisoner, Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran has gone on a hunger strike to protest the unfair refusal of authorities to provide her with critical medical attention.

In addition to medical concerns, Ms. Zargaran is concerned over unfair handling of her case by Iranian judicial authorities. She started her hunger strike on May 25, 2016.

She is serving her sentence in the women’s ward of the notorious Evin prison. As part of her protest she has also refused to accept visitors, which prompted her inmates to do the same in her support.

Despite her dire need for professional medical care, prison authorities have refused to send her to a hospital outside prison facilities for proper care. Ms. Zargaran underwent a heart surgery about nine years ago and needs frequent medical attention.

One of her family members said, “Maryam hasn’t left her bed in four days. She is burning with fever and has been on hunger strike to raise her protest against prison authorities’ indifference toward her health, her request for temporary release or leave which every prisoner is entitled to.”

This family member continued, “She is suffering from serious health issues. Before going on hunger strike she had lost 25 KG and her health issues had intensified. Authorities do not show the slightest concern over Maryam’s health. In addition, she is suffering from depression and takes depression medications for it.”

This source also mentioned she had filed an appeal which has been dropped from her case without her knowledge.

Read more: Female Christian Prisoner Strip Searched Upon her Return to Prison

Maryam Naghash Zargaran is a 36 year old Christian believer who was arrested in the winter of 2013 for her faith and arbitrarily charged with “action against national security”. She was summoned to the intelligence office on January 6, 2013, where she was put under temporary arrest for three days. After initial interrogations, she was transferred to Evin prison and her case was sent to the Revolutionary Court.

An initial court in Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Courts, sentenced her to four years in prison for “propagating against the Islamic regime and collusion intended to harm national security”. Later, an appeals court approved this sentence. Ms. Zargaran was instructed to report to Evin prison to serve her sentence. She reported to Evin prison on July 15, 2013, and has remained there ever since.

Iranian judicial and security authorities have repeatedly tried to make up false allegations against Christian converts to pressure them and to distort public opinion about them. Most of these false allegations are political and argue that house-churches are actually political groups which are in contact with or spy for foreign countries like England and Israel. In most of the Christian cases, Iranian authorities try to downplay the religious aspect of these cases and make them appear as political cases, in order to unmercifully sentence them and avoid international pressure. |

Voice of the Persecuted Note:  On May 29th, Maryam’s blood pressure suddenly dropped and she fell unconscious. She was then transferred from prison to the hospital. Sources claim it took a few minutes before she was able recognized her relatives who came to see her in the hospital. Though she desperately needed to stay in the hospital, she was taken back to the prison without proper treatment. This sister needs our help.

As with other cases that have drawn international attention and outcry, we have seen prisoners receive better treatment and even released by the Iranian regime. Let us not be idle and act quickly. Please PRAY and SPEAK OUT for our sister suffering in Iran.  SIGN THE PETITION for the Immediate & Unconditional Release of the Imprisoned Christian Convert Maryam Naghash Zargaran. Share this story and encourage many to sign the petition.  Be her VOICE!

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6 Comments

  1. connie wilson says:

    somehow my petition asks for comments about target and not for the release of Maryam Naghash Zagaran

  2. The Iranian top leadership is evil personified. Ditto for its tentacles via the IRGC that reach down into every part of Iran’s society and institutions with an iron fist. Wherever there is mayhem in Iran, you will find the IRGC smashing any speck of individualism and all departures from official thought. Contrast that with my experience, which is limited, with Iranian people. All I ever knew were kind, warm, very bright and creative. I feel so badly for such souls whose government blocks the mere opportunity of hearing about the One Savior and God Jesus Christ. Many in the US or EU take this for granted in a free society and perhaps ignore it due to their supposed sophistication. But thank God for the brave souls like Maryam and Saeed Abedini who are willing to give their lives so that Iranians can hear God’s message to them. We know God’s Word cannot be chained. So we cheer on these servants of God for Iran and true martyrs (witnesses) to the Truth.

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