This is not the first time Khaki has run into trouble because of his religious beliefs. Khaki was imprisoned in Gohardasht prison 3 years ago due to his religion. There he was subject to physical and psychological torture at the hands of the Intelligence Ministry. In a sham trial he was convicted to one year of suspended sentence and was released after paying a heavy bond.
The church in Karaj was raided by Intelligence Ministry agents on Christmas Eve. Agents conducting the search on church property harassed families, even small children, threatening them with future summons to the Intelligence Ministry. Along with Khaki, Pastor Behnam Irani and two other church members were also summoned.