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Rights groups call for renewal of UN rapporteur’s mandate

Rights groups call for renewal of UN rapporteur’s mandate

A coalition of 42 rights groups, including Article18, have called for the renewal of the mandate of the UN’s special […]

Farsi-language service held at UK Anglican church for first time

Farsi-language service held at UK Anglican church for first time

A Farsi-language service has been held at an Anglican church in the UK for the first time, in recognition of […]

UN Special Rapporteur calls for release of all imprisoned for their faith

UN Special Rapporteur calls for release of all imprisoned for their faith

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran has bemoaned the “heavy sentences” given to Iranian Christians and called […]

Arrests of Rasht Christians continue, taking total to 9 in a month

Arrests of Rasht Christians continue, taking total to 9 in a month

Three more members of the “Church of Iran” network in Rasht have been arrested, taking the total to nine in […]

Religious freedom ‘systematically violated’ in Iran – Amnesty International

Religious freedom ‘systematically violated’ in Iran – Amnesty International

Iran’s “systematic violation” of freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) was just one of the ways the 40-year-old regime “suppressed” […]

‘This used to be a Christian cemetery … but all the graves have been dug up’

‘This used to be a Christian cemetery … but all the graves have been dug up’

A video has been posted online showing a desecrated Christian cemetery in Kerman. “I’m in Kerman and this used to […]

Convert charged with ‘propaganda against state’ for promoting Christianity

Convert charged with ‘propaganda against state’ for promoting Christianity

Twenty-six-year-old convert to Christianity Sina Moloudian has been charged with “propaganda against the state through the promotion of the Christian […]

Three more members of Yousef Nadarkhani’s church arrested

Three more members of Yousef Nadarkhani’s church arrested

Three more members of the imprisoned pastor Yousef Nadarkhani’s “Church of Iran” group in Rasht have been arrested and taken […]

Remembering Rev Arastoo Sayyah, 40 years after his murder

Remembering Rev Arastoo Sayyah, 40 years after his murder

By Anahita Babmohammadi On 19 February 1979, just eight days after the revolution, Anglican pastor Arastoo Sayyah was brutally murdered […]

Shamiram Issavi’s appeal postponed until after Nowruz

Shamiram Issavi’s appeal postponed until after Nowruz

Shamiram Issavi’s appeal against her five-year jail sentence for “acting against national security” was postponed after a hearing today at […]