An Islamic judge in north of Iran
condemned a zealous Christian convert, Mehdi Dibaj, from Islam
to death. His crime was apostasy. Dibaj had already served ten
years in prison.
Haik Hovsepian, the leader of
Evangelical Christians of Iran, chose to speak out and launch an
international campaign for Dibaj’s sentence to be overturned.
Haik’s campaign was successful, and
Dibaj was released only a few days before his execution date.
But, there was a price to pay…
On January19,1994, Bishop Haik
Hovsepian disappeared. Twelve days later his corpse was
identified by his son. The body had been stabbed 26 times.
He was not the last to be martyred. Since
then several other Christians have been brutally tortured and
put to death.
This is the untold story of their
sacrifices, courage, commitment and faith.