Emergency Rescue Committee- Sevada Aghasar, an Iranian-Armenian Christian has been granted conditional release from jail after spending half of his five-year sentence for “acting against national security through house-church activities” under article 18 of Iranian Constitution.
Sevada Aghasar was released from Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison on 21st of July 2019 on conditions that he will not be involved in evangelism.
After being released from the Jail, Sevada Aghasar posted on his Instagram page.
“When I was child, I thought that only criminals and malefactors would be prisoned. Then I got younger and knew that debtors and mistakers would be prisoned too. Now I know that even innocents could be prisoned!! Thank God, I’m free now 😊❤️”
The 30-year-old Sevade was sentenced in April 2015 by the Revolutionary Court of Karaj. His appeal was denied by the court and his sentence was started on 4th July 2017.
In August 2013, Sevada was arrested for the first time along with two other Christians, Ebrahim Firouzi and Masoud Mirzaei, Masoud was released however Sevade and Ebrahim were given sentence.
Sevade was released on conditional grounds but Ebrahim remains in Karaj’s Rajaee Shah Prison.