24 October 2020 :
Christian convert Mohammad Reza Omidi on 14 October 2020 was lashed 80 times for drinking communion wine.
The sentence was carried out at the Prosecutor’s Office of Rasht.
Mr. Mohammad Reza (Yuhan) Omidi finished his 2-year sentence on September 14 after which he was sent to exile to Borazjan, in the southern province of Bushehr.
The authorities informed him that he must return to Rasht to receive his lashes.
Agents of the Ministry of Intelligence attacked a house church ceremony on 13 May 2016, arresting Christian convert Mohammad Reza Omidi, Mohammad Ali Mosayyebzadeh, Zaman Fadaii, Yousef Nadarjani and his wife.
On 24 June 2017, Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court sentenced Yuham Omidi to 10 years in prison and 2 years of exile to Borazjan. A Revision Court subsequently commuted his sentence to 2 years.
He finished serving his sentence on 18 August 2020, and was released from Evin Prison and sent to Borazjan to serve his 2 years in exile.
He had also been lashed in 2013 for the same reason.