He was forced to flee Iran after being charged with serious offences as a result of his helping hungry Iranians. He was jailed. Tortured. Suffered a mock execution with rope around his neck. Was hung by his neck but resuscitated three times during two years. He was released 21 days after he was supposed to be released. He was then told he was going to be recharged and rearrested, but managed to escape to Torquay in England.
If you escape the Islamic Republic of Iran, they go after your family. That law comes from the Quran. They got his father and shot him dead in public.