October 5 (Compass Direct News) — After nine days in secret police custody, Reza Montazami and his wife, Fereshteh Dibaj, were released on bail this morning by order of a Revolutionary Court in Mashhad, Iran.
Montazami’s elderly parents were summoned to the court at 8 a.m. today to post bail for the detained Christian couple. The parents were required to turn over the title deed for property worth $25,000 on bond.
Within hours, Montazami and his wife, leaders of an independent house church in Mashhad, were released by police officials and allowed to return home.
Fereshteh Dibaj’s brother, Issa Dibaj, who spoke by telephone with the couple after their release today, told Compass they were not physically mistreated while under police custody.
Although no specific charges against the Christian couple have been made public, the file on their case reportedly remains open.