Latest

  • Keyword

  • Sort by date

  • Category

Church statements the latest use of Iran’s Assyrian, Armenian Christians as regime propaganda

Church statements the latest use of Iran’s Assyrian, Armenian Christians as regime propaganda

The Iranian regime continues to use the voices of its recognised Christian minority as part of its propaganda drive against […]

Converts cleared of wrongdoing in second trial on identical charges

Converts cleared of wrongdoing in second trial on identical charges

Three “Church of Iran” members serving five-year prison sentences for “spreading deviant beliefs contrary to Islam” have been cleared of wrongdoing in a second trial on identical charges.

UNHRC Special Session the ‘beginning of the end for Iran’s sense of impunity’

UNHRC Special Session the ‘beginning of the end for Iran’s sense of impunity’

Article18 director Mansour Borji has welcomed yesterday’s historic decision by UN Human Rights Council members to send a fact-finding mission […]

Assyrian protesters a ‘cancerous tumour’ in Iran’s Christian community, says former MP

Assyrian protesters a ‘cancerous tumour’ in Iran’s Christian community, says former MP

The former parliamentary representative of Iran’s Assyrian minority has strongly criticised Christians for participating in or encouraging participation in the ongoing protests.

UN condemns ‘deteriorating’ human rights situation in Iran

UN condemns ‘deteriorating’ human rights situation in Iran

The UN General Assembly has passed a draft resolution highlighting the “deteriorating” human-rights situation in Iran, including “lethal force resulting […]

USCIRF condemn’s religious charges in Iran protester’s death sentence

USCIRF condemn’s religious charges in Iran protester’s death sentence

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has condemned the sentencing to death of an Iranian protester on “religiously-grounded charges” and warned of the “credible” threat of “large-scale executions in the coming weeks”.

Iran’s Assyrian Christians warned against further involvement in protests

Iran’s Assyrian Christians warned against further involvement in protests

Iran’s Assyrian Christian minority have been warned by their parliamentary representative and church leaders to have no further involvement in […]

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 are facing five years in each prison.

Defenders of Christians among over 30 lawyers arrested

Defenders of Christians among over 30 lawyers arrested

More than 30 lawyers, including at least three involved in defending Christian converts, have been arrested in recent weeks in cities across Iran.

‘National security’ charges deliberately vague ‘to mislead public’

‘National security’ charges deliberately vague ‘to mislead public’

Accusations that members of religious minorities, including Christians, are engaged in unspecified “actions against national security” are deliberately vague in […]