AN IRANIAN Christian who feared for her life after police found a Bible in her handbag spent her life-savings escaping to Derby.
Mina Aminoo believed her life was in danger in Tehran after police told her: “Be very afraid. You have done a bad thing by having a Bible.”
Human rights campaigners say there have been “gross violations” of the rights of religious minorities in Iran, including Christians being jailed for blasphemy and one Christian couple being secretly executed.
Terrified Mina, 56, paid a shadowy “fixer” £18,000 for fake documents, visas and a one-way plane ticket to the UK.