August 22, 2010
Hamed Pishkar who is a Christian resident of Rasht was detained at his house on August 15th for observing his religious rituals. The security authorities searched his house and took him to an undisclosed location.
The pressure has exacerbated on the Christian residents of the city of Rasht. Davoud Nejat-Sabet and Shahin Taghizadeh, two members of the Rasht Church, have been sentenced to a year in prison. Their sentence could be executed in the next 5 years. Yousef Nodrkhani who has been detained since September is held in the Lakan Prison of Rasht and is still awaiting his sentence.