The small Christian community in Iran is facing further suffering. The Reverend Haik Hovsepian-Mehr was murdered in January 1994. At the time of this article, the Reverend Mehdi Dibaj, had just been released from imprisonment in January 1994. On 3 July 1994 the body of Pastor Dibaj was delivered to his family. Both men were pastors with the Assemblies of God.