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Hungary could save Iranian Christian actress facing deportation from Sweden

Clifford D. May
14th August 2017 - Quoted by Lorraine Caballero - Christian Daily

An Iranian Christian celebrity who is at the risk of deportation from Sweden to Iran could be saved from prison, abuse, and possibly death, by the Hungarian government, which has announced that it is ready to offer refugee status to her.

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USCIRF commissioner Clifford D. May said Zargaran had suffered while in prison and was withheld proper medical treatment for her illnesses. He added that this case shows how the Iranian government criminalizes local Christians' practice of their faith.

Commissioner May took up Ms. Zargaran's case as part of USCIRF's Religious Prisoners of Conscience Project. Through this project, Commissioners work for the release of individuals who have been imprisoned for their religious beliefs, practices, advocacy, or identity and highlight the laws and policies that led to their imprisonment.

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christians, human-rights, hungary, iran, religious-minorities, religious-freedom, sweeden