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Eight Christians given prison sentences in Shiraz

Eight Christians given prison sentences in Shiraz

The Revolutionary Court in Shiraz on Tuesday 16 July handed heavy jail sentences to eight members of the “Church of […]

Pastor Robert Asseriyan released

Pastor Robert Asseriyan released

Pastor Robert Asseriyan, a leader of the Central Assemblies of God Church in Tehran, was released from Evin Prison on […]

Ebrahim Firouzi sentenced to jail and exile

Ebrahim Firouzi sentenced to jail and exile

Ebrahim Firouzi, a Christian convert and prisoner of conscience, has been sentenced to one year in prison and two years […]

Shiraz converts jailed for over three years

Shiraz converts jailed for over three years

Branch 3 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shiraz has sentenced four Christian converts to three years and eight months […]

Iranian church council condemns threats against Tehran church

Iranian church council condemns threats against Tehran church

Pastor Edward Hovsepian, who oversees a collection of Iranian out-of-country churches called the Council of United Iranian Churches, or Hamgaam […]

AOG closure could ‘set precedent’ for all Persian-language churches

AOG closure could ‘set precedent’ for all Persian-language churches

Security forces in Iran arrested pastor Robert Asserian on Tuesday after disrupting a morning prayer service in progress at Central […]

Tehran pastor arrested during church service

Tehran pastor arrested during church service

One of the leaders of the Central Assemblies of God Church in Tehran, Robert Asseriyan, was arrested today while leading […]

Shiraz Christians still ‘in jail and uncertainty’

Shiraz Christians still ‘in jail and uncertainty’

Article18’s Advocacy Director, Mansour Borji, has spoken to Radio Farda’s Fred Petrossian about the situation of four Christian prisoners in […]

The Persecution of Christians in Iran (2012)

The Persecution of Christians in Iran (2012)

This joint report is the result of an inquiry into the persecution of Christians in Iran by the Christians in […]

Severe concern about health of imprisoned pastor

Severe concern about health of imprisoned pastor

Article18’s Advocacy Director, Mansour Borji, has expressed his concern about the physical condition of imprisoned church leader Behnam Irani. “Various […]