The US is calling on Iran to respect basic human rights after a Christian pastor and his wife fled the country to escape prison.
Pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz, left, with his family. (Supplied)
Pastor Bet-Tamraz’s story
An Assyrian Christian woman decorates a Christmas tree at her home in Tehran, Iran December 24, 2019. (Reuters)
Iranian Christians pray during the New Year's mass at the Saint Sarkis church of Armenians in Tehran on Jan. 1, 2015. (AP)
A view of the Saint Sarkis Armenian Cathedral, next to a building bearing a drawing of the late founder of the Islamic republic Ruhollah Khomeini, in Tehran on January 1, 2020. (AFP)