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Middle East Concern (MEC) reports that the alcohol was found on Fathi’s prison ward in April 2014 during a raid by guards when he was in Evin Prison. MEC says that security officials attributed the alcohol to Farshid, who strongly denies this claim.
Such cases are usually addressed by a judicial court but Fathi’s case was submitted to the Revolutionary Court. Fathi, who has been in prison since 2010, denied the accusation when he appeared in the court in December 2014, after he had been transferred to Rajaei-Shahr prison in August 2014.
His lawyer’s appeal has now failed to overturn the original ‘extra’ sentence from December.
About 60 other Christians, many belonging to house churches in Tehran and other cities, were arrested at the same time as Fathi on the day after Christmas in 2010. Most of those have now been released...