Iranian authorities lashed a man 34 times after a copy of the Gospel was found in his car, according to an AKI report, filed Aug. 14.
The man, identified as “A. Sh.” on an Iranian website representing Christian converts, was found to be a Muslim convert to Christianity. He was arrested after police searched his car, which had been involved in an accident, and found the book printed in Farsi.
He was detained at police station Number 102 in Tehran for two days where he was lashed and suffered "other humiliations", the site said.
Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism are the only religions allowed in Iran. However, converting from Islam to any of them is prohibited.