Iranian Christians Found Guilty of Drinking Communion Wine, To Receive 80 Lashes
Three Christians in Iran have been convicted and ordered to receive 80 lashes after being convicted and punished for taking part in a communion service at their pastors home during a house church meeting.
Yaser Mosibzadeh, Saheb Fadayee and Mohammed Reza Omidi are the names of the three believers who have been sentenced to public flogging in Iran. Lawyers for the three men plan to appeal the sentence according to Middle East Concern.
According to Express News in the U.K.,
"It is not illegal for Christians to drink alcohol in Iran but under Islamic law, Muslims are forbidden from drinking and it is illegal for Muslims to convert.
The trio’s conversion from Islam to Christianity is not recognised by Iranian authorities who subscribe to Sharia law."