Three Christians, Pastors Behnam Irani and Matthias Haghnejad, and Deacon Silas Rabbani, have been each given a six-year sentences by a court in Iran. Pastor Behnam Irani has received an additional sentence of six years imprisonment. He was initially arrested in 2006 and sentenced to six years in 2011.
According to the ruling, the three must serve their sentences in remote prisons far away from their families. Pastor Irani must serve his sentence in a prison in the northern city of Zabol, Pastor Haghnejad and Deacon Rabbani will be sent to a remote prison in Minab. The Iranian regime sends prisoners to exile in remote prions far away from their family members to torture their family members and put financial pressure on them.