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Christian converts charged under Iran’s newly amended ‘propaganda’ law

Christian converts charged under Iran’s newly amended ‘propaganda’ law

Three Christian converts in Fardis, near Tehran, have become the first known examples of Christians being charged under the contentious recent amendments to the Iranian penal code.

Foster mother to 12 girls forced out of Iran for ‘leading them away from Islam’

Foster mother to 12 girls forced out of Iran for ‘leading them away from Islam’

Christian convert Bita Rezaee was forced out of Iran after intelligence agents alleged that she had purchased her girls refuge with the help of “foreign Christians”, with the “aim of leading the girls away from Islam”.

Iranian Christian convert faces deportation from Turkey, separation from paraplegic son

Iranian Christian convert faces deportation from Turkey, separation from paraplegic son

An Iranian Christian convert faces imminent deportation from Turkey, which would separate him from his wife and paraplegic son and risk his re-arrest and imprisonment.

Convert faces prison for ‘promoting evangelical Christianity’

Convert faces prison for ‘promoting evangelical Christianity’

An Iranian Christian convert is awaiting a summons to begin a nine-month prison sentence for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic […]

Christian converts released on condition they stop meeting together

Christian converts released on condition they stop meeting together

Four Christian converts have been released without charge but only after they were ordered to sign commitments to have no further involvement in any Christian activities.

Christian convert given 10-month sentence for ‘propaganda against Islamic Republic’

Christian convert given 10-month sentence for ‘propaganda against Islamic Republic’

An Iranian Christian convert has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic”. Hamed Ashoori, […]

How Hassan Rouhani failed to deliver on his election promises to religious minorities

How Hassan Rouhani failed to deliver on his election promises to religious minorities

As the next election approaches, Article18’s Kiaa Aalipour analyses the situation of religious minorities, especially Christians, during Hassan Rouhani’s two terms in office.

Rethinking international freedom of religion or belief policies

Rethinking international freedom of religion or belief policies

Nazila Ghanea considers how the Biden administration should approach international religious freedom, especially in light of Trump-era policies.

Christian converts take appeals to Iran’s Supreme Court

Christian converts take appeals to Iran’s Supreme Court

Iran’s Supreme Court is considering the retrial petitions for two high-profile cases involving Christian converts. The first relates to the […]

‘Prioritise resettlement of persecuted Iranian religious minorities’ – USCIRF

‘Prioritise resettlement of persecuted Iranian religious minorities’ – USCIRF

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has called on the US government to “prioritise” the resettlement of refugees who […]