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97% reduction in Iranian Christian refugee arrivals in US since 2015 – report

97% reduction in Iranian Christian refugee arrivals in US since 2015 – report

A joint report by Christian charities World Relief and Open Doors has highlighted the dramatic reduction in refugee arrivals to […]

Christian convert, 65, overturns first of three jail sentences on appeal

Christian convert, 65, overturns first of three jail sentences on appeal

Sixty-five-year-old Iranian Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad has had his three-year jail sentence for “insulting Islamic sacred beliefs” overturned on appeal. […]

Arrest of another Christian convert confirmed in Tehran

Arrest of another Christian convert confirmed in Tehran

A 46-year-old Christian woman has been named as another of those arrested during a series of raids on the homes […]

12 Christians arrested by Revolutionary Guards in three cities

12 Christians arrested by Revolutionary Guards in three cities

At least 12 Christians have been arrested by intelligence agents belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in a coordinated operation across […]

Rashin Soodmand: ‘Our only request is they give us back his burial place’

Rashin Soodmand: ‘Our only request is they give us back his burial place’

The daughter of an Iranian Christian pastor executed for “apostasy” 30 years ago has called on the Iranian authorities to […]

Bushehr Christians face prison, exile, work restrictions and fines

Bushehr Christians face prison, exile, work restrictions and fines

Seven Christian converts in the south-western Iranian city of Bushehr have been given sentences ranging from prison and exile to […]

Article18 welcomes extension of UN human rights rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 welcomes extension of UN human rights rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 welcomes the extension of the mandate of the UN’s special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran by […]

Christian converts’ sentences reduced, but not overturned

Christian converts’ sentences reduced, but not overturned

Three Christian converts currently serving 10-year sentences in Tehran’s Evin Prison have had their sentences reduced at a retrial, but […]

Law change threatens further repression of Iran’s religious minorities

Law change threatens further repression of Iran’s religious minorities

A human rights lawyer whose clients include jailed Christian convert Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh says a recent change to the law […]

Article18 calls for renewal of UN rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 calls for renewal of UN rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 today joined 38 other rights groups in calling for the renewal of the mandate of the UN’s Special Rapporteur […]