A number of Iranian Christians facing persecution for their faith back home have reportedly been denied asylum in Sweden, despite authorities being aware of the hardships awaiting them if they are returned to their homeland.

"The history books will say something pretty nasty about Sweden's policy in this matter in the future," Swedish immigration lawyer Gabriel Donner told CBN News.

A number of Iranian families are seeking protection in Sweden, which has been described as one of the most progressive countries in the world. However, the Swedish Immigration Board is rejecting their request despite knowing that the converts face arrest, torture and even death back home, reports have said.

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