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23rd May 2024A hospital founded by American missionaries 100 years ago and confiscated following the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979 […] [...]Read more...
16th May 2024A pastor serving a six-year sentence in a prison 1,000 miles from his wife and daughter has been told he […] [...]Read more...
10th May 2024A Christian convert and former asylum-seeker serving a two-year sentence in Evin Prison for “connecting with ‘Zionist’ Christian organisations” is […] [...]Read more...
8th May 2024This article was first published in 1993 by News Network International and is republished here with kind permission. Several Iranian […] [...]Read more...
3rd May 2024A Christian convert arrested on Christmas Eve has been released on bail equivalent to more than $10,000 after over four […] [...]Read more...
2nd May 2024The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has once again recommended that Iran be re-designated a “Country of Particular Concern” […] [...]Read more...
24th April 2024A house-church member who served four months in prison in 2019 for “propaganda against the state” has been charged again […] [...]Read more...
23rd April 2024Sixty-year-old Christian prisoner of conscience Mina Khajavi is reported to be struggling with pain and unable to access the medical […] [...]Read more...
18th April 2024Three prisoners of conscience convicted on charges related to Christianity have been sponsored by German politicians. Mina Khajavi, Mehdi (Yasser) […] [...]Read more...

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Know your Rights

All those active in society in Iran can expect to be arrested if they do not agree with
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Report: The Cost of Faith

Persecution of Christian Protestants and Converts in Iran

Article18 made a considerable contribution to this 2013 report, in which the Center for Human Rights in Iran documented the rights violations of Protestant Christians in Iran within the context of international human rights laws and the rights guaranteed within Iran's own constitution.

A Cry from Iran

Two brothers, a murdered father and an untold story of pain and forgiveness are the inspirations behind a ten times award-winning documentary on the secret death of a prominent evangelical pastor in Iran, Haik Hovsepian. This is the untold story of Iranian Christian martyrs, and Christian converts, who became the victims of their beliefs and paid the ultimate price – their lives...

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