The daughter of Iranian-Assyrian church leaders who were forced to flee Iran has sought to explain the “very strong contrast” between Christians like her parents and those who make public statements in support of the regime.
The similarities and differences between the latest set of Iranian Christians to have been jailed show clearly that, in the Islamic Republic, neither recognised nor unrecognised Christians are free to act out their beliefs.
An Iranian-Armenian pastor has today begun serving a 10-year prison sentence for holding church services in his home. Joseph Shahbazian, […]
Eight UN experts have called on the Iranian authorities to “stop persecution and harassment of religious minorities and end the […]
Three Iranian Christians have been informed that the Supreme Court has refused to review their sentences of prison and exile […]
Iranian-Armenian Christian Anooshavan Avedian faces 10 years in prison under the amended Article 500 of the Islamic Penal Code for what a notorious judge called “propaganda contrary to and disturbing to the holy religion of Islam”.
After two years in prison and nearly two more in internal exile over 1,000km from his home and family – […]
A 60-year-old Iranian-Armenian Christian is awaiting a summons to begin his 10-year prison sentence for “engaging in propaganda contrary to and disturbing to Islam”.
An Iranian-Armenian Christian pastor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and two women converts to Christianity to six years for their leadership roles within house-churches.
An appeal court has upheld a 10-year prison sentence for a house-church leader issued by a notorious judge. Anooshavan Avedian, an […]