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Vatican appoints Polish archbishop as new ambassador to Iran

Vatican appoints Polish archbishop as new ambassador to Iran

The Vatican has appointed Polish archbishop Andrzej Józwowicz as its new ambassador to Iran. The 56-year-old, who previously served in […]

Christian converts given maximum five-year sentences under penal code amendments

Christian converts given maximum five-year sentences under penal code amendments

Three Christian converts have been given the maximum sentence of five years each in prison under controversial recent amendments to the Iranian penal code.

Christian convert’s appeal rejected, summoned to serve sentence

Christian convert’s appeal rejected, summoned to serve sentence

Iranian Christian convert Hamed Ashoori has been summoned to begin his 10-month prison sentence for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic”, […]

What will a Raisi presidency mean for Iran’s Christians?

What will a Raisi presidency mean for Iran’s Christians?

As the dust settles on Ebrahim Raisi’s unsurprising election victory, amid record low voter turnout, Article18 assesses what the result […]

Elderly Italian nun told she must leave Iran

Elderly Italian nun told she must leave Iran

An elderly Italian nun who has dedicated her life to helping Iran’s poor and needy has been told her visa will not be renewed.

Sara Ahmadi and Homayoun Zhaveh

Sara Ahmadi and Homayoun Zhaveh

Iranian Christian converts Homayoun Zhaveh and his wife Sara Ahmadi were sentenced to two and 11 years in prison, respectively, in November 2020 for membership and leadership of a house-church.

‘We want to be the voice of Iranian Christian converts to the international community’

‘We want to be the voice of Iranian Christian converts to the international community’

A group of Iranian Christian converts now living in Sweden say they want to be the voice of their fellow […]

Convert begins prison sentence for ‘promoting Christianity’

Convert begins prison sentence for ‘promoting Christianity’

An Iranian Christian convert has begun serving his nine-month prison sentence for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic by promoting evangelical […]

Christian convert recognised as refugee, can’t be sent back to Iran

Christian convert recognised as refugee, can’t be sent back to Iran

An Iranian Christian convert who was facing the threat of imminent deportation from Turkey has been granted protected status as […]

Drop the charges against Iranian Christian with Parkinson’s disease

Drop the charges against Iranian Christian with Parkinson’s disease

Article18 is calling on the Iranian government to immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against a Christian convert with advanced […]