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Armenian pastor sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison on charges of anti-regime propaganda

Monday, 16 December 2013

Pastor Vruir Avanessian was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison on charges of anti-regime propaganda and activity that harm national security. Avanessian is extremely ill and requires close medical supervision. For 17 years, Avanessian h as served as the official pastor in the Armenian churches but recently retired from his position due to illness.

 

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  • Published: 1 year ago on Monday, 16 December 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: December 16, 2013 @ 1:31 pm
  • Filed Under: Human Rights
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