WASHINGTON — Two Iranian converts to Christianity recently spoke of their experiences facing persecution and imprisonment in their country for their religious beliefs.
“It’s not just about religion,” said Maryam Rostampour, one of the two women who spoke at a panel in Washington, about her home country’s treatment of religious minorities.
“It’s about government power,” she noted during her address at the Hudson Institute on April 9.
Rostampour and Christian convert Marziyeh Amirizadeh were both born into Muslim families, and they converted as young women to Christianity. Both went to Turkey in order to study theology, where they met one another.
They returned to Iran, where they...READ MORE