"Mohabat News sources reported that plain-clothed security officers raided Pastor Victor Bet-Tamarz's house on December 26, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., introducing themselves as agents of the Revolutionary Court. They interrupted the Christmas celebration underway and temporarily arrested all in attendance.
"The authorities separated men from women and searched them bodily, seizing all Bibles, cellphones, and pieces of identification.
"Bet-Tamarz is a recognized Assyrian Pastor based in Tehran. He had invited his fellow believers to his home to celebrate Christmas. Apparently, the authorities deemed such a gathering to be "unauthorized and illegal", thus interrupting it.
"All detainees were asked to fill out an eight-page form printed on papers with the logo of the Ministry of Intelligence. Among those arrested were Christian converts with a Zoroastarian background who refused to fill out the forms arguing that this was a written interrogation and could result in a criminal record for them. They said they had not broken any law and should not be subject to interrogation.
"Those arrested in that incident included Pastor Victor, his wife and son, who recently returned home from abroad to spend Christmas with family, Suzan, her parents and sister, as well as Mahna, Afshin, Meysam, Kavian of a northern Iranian church, Sahar, Jamshid and Mohammad together with their wives..."
(Mohabat News withholds last names of above mentioned individuals for their protection)