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Behnam Irani’s parole request rejected

Behnam Irani’s parole request rejected

A Christian prisoner’s request for early release has been rejected. Behnam Irani has been in prison since May 2011 after […]

Ebrahim Firouzi and Sevada Aghasar given five-year sentences

Ebrahim Firouzi and Sevada Aghasar given five-year sentences

Two Christians have been sentenced to five years each in prison for “acting against national security by gathering and collusion”. […]

Converts arrested at Karaj house church

Converts arrested at Karaj house church

At least six converts to Christianity were arrested at a “house church” in Karaj last Friday, 10 April.  Among those […]

Mojtaba Hosseini free after three years in prison

Mojtaba Hosseini free after three years in prison

Christian prisoner of conscience Mojtaba Hosseini has been conditionally released after more than three years in Adel Abad Prison in […]

The Persecution of Christians in Iran

The Persecution of Christians in Iran

This joint report is the result of a follow-up inquiry into the persecution of Christians in Iran by the Christians […]

Rasoul Abdollahi granted conditional release from prison

Rasoul Abdollahi granted conditional release from prison

Rasoul Abdollahi, a Christian prisoner of conscience, has been granted conditional release from Ward 10 of Rajaei Shahr Prison in […]

Vahid Hakkani freed after three years in prison

Vahid Hakkani freed after three years in prison

Christian convert Vahid Hakkani has been conditionally released from Adel Abad Prison in Shiraz after nearly three years’ detention. He […]

Farshid Fathi sentenced to an extra year in prison

Farshid Fathi sentenced to an extra year in prison

Pastor Farshid Fathi was sentenced to another year in prison on Monday morning, 29 December, for alleged possession of alcohol. […]

Pastor arrested while celebrating Christmas

Pastor arrested while celebrating Christmas

Pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz, former leader of the Assyrian Pentecostal Church of Tehran (Shahrara), was arrested on Friday, 26 December, along […]

‘Church of Iran’ members acquitted ahead of Christmas

‘Church of Iran’ members acquitted ahead of Christmas

An appeals court in Karaj has acquitted two members of the “Church of Iran” of the serious crimes of “moharebeh” […]