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‘Europe should seek new relationship with Iran grounded in human rights’

‘Europe should seek new relationship with Iran grounded in human rights’

‘Challenging Minority Discrimination in Iran’ was the title of a conference held at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday.  […]

‘If I no longer encourage people to use drugs, is this against Islam and Iran?’

‘If I no longer encourage people to use drugs, is this against Islam and Iran?’

Nima Rezaei, born in the year of the Iranian Revolution, was just one month old when his father died. The […]

Nima Rezaei

Nima Rezaei

My name is Nima Rezaei and I was born in 1979 in Sari. I became a Christian in 2006, and from that day on I started attending a house-church.

Ahmad Sarparast, Morteza Mashoodkari and Ayoob Poor-Rezazadeh

Ahmad Sarparast, Morteza Mashoodkari and Ayoob Poor-Rezazadeh

These three Christian converts are the latest to be charged under the newly amended Article 500 of the penal code, and could face up to 10 years in prison.

Shahrooz Eslamdoust, Mehdi Khatibi, Babak Hosseinzadeh, Hossein Kadivar,  Mohammad Vafadar, Matthias Ali-Haghnejad, Behnam Akhlaghi, Khalil Dehghanpour and Kamal Naamanian

Shahrooz Eslamdoust, Mehdi Khatibi, Babak Hosseinzadeh, Hossein Kadivar, Mohammad Vafadar, Matthias Ali-Haghnejad, Behnam Akhlaghi, Khalil Dehghanpour and Kamal Naamanian

Nine Christian converts whose five-year sentences for “acting against national security” were challenged by Iran’s Supreme Court.

Converts already facing charges re-arrested in Rasht

Converts already facing charges re-arrested in Rasht

Four “Church of Iran” members already facing criminal charges relating to the practice of their faith, while a fifth was ordered to hand himself in today.

10-year sentence for Iranian-Armenian for ‘disturbing’ Christian teaching

10-year sentence for Iranian-Armenian for ‘disturbing’ Christian teaching

An Iranian-Armenian Christian faces 10 years in prison for teaching other Christians in his home, or what a notorious judge […]

Persian-speaking Christians demand right to work

Persian-speaking Christians demand right to work

Twenty-five Iranian Christians have signed a joint statement highlighting the Islamic Republic’s deprivation of Persian-speaking Christians’ right to work.

Saheb Fadaie, Yousef Nadarkhani, Yasser Mossayebzadeh and Youhan Omidi

Saheb Fadaie, Yousef Nadarkhani, Yasser Mossayebzadeh and Youhan Omidi

This case study was used as part of a UK government-funded report into the persecution of Christians worldwide. The case […]

Illegally detained pastor returns to prison after first furlough in four years

Illegally detained pastor returns to prison after first furlough in four years

Arbitrarily detained pastor Yousef Nadarkhani must return to Tehran’s Evin Prison today after enjoying his first visit home in nearly […]