At least seven Christians have been freed from prison in Iran, according to nonprofit Christian watchdog Article 18 as the government released tens of thousands of prisoners in response to the coronavirus epidemic.
A prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran's Evin prison June 13, 2006. (AP)
Christians in prison - and at risk for coronavirus
Iranian Christians pray during the New Year's mass at the Saint Sarkis church of Armenians in Tehran on Jan. 1, 2015. (AP)
Iranians buy protective masks in a drug store to prevent contracting a coronavirus, in Tehran, Iran, February 20, 2020. (Reuters)
Iran: Coronavirus epicenter of the Middle East
A nurse cares for patients in a ward dedicated for people infected with the coronavirus, at Forqani Hospital in Qom, Iran on Feb. 26, 2020. (AP)