- Posted March 7, 2013 by
"The story of torturing, sexual & physical (beating) abuse by secret intelligent services due to conversion to Christianity.
Neda Fardavaji has converted to Christianity in 1388
Neda had to leave her homeland unwillingly to save her life. The life story of Neda Fardavaji and the hardship that she went through is a small example of those individual who have the love of Jesus in their heart. But the cruel and irrational behaviors of totalitarian leaders in Iran have made the situation so unbearable which left no alternative but to leave their homeland.
Neda, 29 years old in explanation of her situation says: “I got to know the Christianity through a friend of mine and I become a true believer of Jesus Christ”.
Arrest and presence of security forces:
Neda’s life story is an example of hardship that religious minorities are facing in Iran.
By remembering those difficult days, Neda says:” when I was leaving home for work, I faced security forces raid who intended to arrest me. I asked them who they are and asked for identity card. A man who was holding a wireless radio answered that they are security forces and they don’t have to show their identity card. They forced me into their car and took me to an unknown place and there I was under intense and harsh interrogation, treat, disrespect, insult and humiliation.
Finally with a commitment and obligation that was dictated to me, they let me go and I was told to be within reach and accessible and I still will be followed and watched.
Further detention and sexual torture and assault:
After my freedom I was terrified and I was in a psychological shock. I was cautious for a while and was not attending the church and was doing my prayers at home. But since I needed the church and its unity in my prayers, I started attending church again and doing what I should have done. Till 12.05.1391 when I was returning from visiting one of my Christian friends, I had a book called “23 years departure” by Ali Dashti and a bible with me which I borrowed from her for another friend of mine. On the way home I was stopped, searched and arrested and I was taken to an unknown location. While under arrest, I was subject to the worst psychological, physical and sexual torture. The tortures were so tense and violent that I passed out unconscious so they transferred me to the hospital. There with the help of one of the nurses and a friend that I had, I was able to flee and go home. While there, I noticed that while I was under arrest, they invaded our home and confiscated my personal belongings such as my lap top, bible and a few of my books.
He Took me to a cottage of one of our relatives. While I was there, I found out that the security forces invaded our home again to arrest me but instead they arrested my father and interrogated him and have him sign a commitment that he will cooperate and he will give me up. "