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A recipe for intolerance: Iran’s blueprint for cracking down on Christians

A recipe for intolerance: Iran’s blueprint for cracking down on Christians

In spite of what regime figures like to say about the “tolerance” of the Islamic Republic, from the early days of the revolution — as soon as they were firmly in power — the ayatollahs began a crackdown on civil and religious liberties.

Iran still a ‘country of particular concern’ when it comes to religious freedom

Iran still a ‘country of particular concern’ when it comes to religious freedom

The US State Department has re-designated Iran as a “Country of Particular Concern” for “engaging in or tolerating systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom”.

Article18 calls on UN General Assembly to ratify Iran rights resolution

Article18 calls on UN General Assembly to ratify Iran rights resolution

Article18 has joined 36 other rights group in calling on UN member states to ratify the recently adopted resolution on […]

‘Iran’s religious minorities facing greatest threat since revolution’

‘Iran’s religious minorities facing greatest threat since revolution’

Iran’s religious minorities are today facing the greatest threat to their existence since the 1979 revolution, according to one expert.

30 years since Iranian Christian convert hanged for ‘apostasy’

30 years since Iranian Christian convert hanged for ‘apostasy’

Today is the 30th anniversary of the hanging of Iranian Christian convert Rev Hossein Soodmand for “apostasy”. Hossein had been […]

House-church leaders acquitted of ‘acting against national security’

House-church leaders acquitted of ‘acting against national security’

Two Iranian Christian converts have overturned on appeal a combined 10-year prison sentence for their leadership of a house-church.

15 years since brutal murder of Christian convert Ghorban Tourani

15 years since brutal murder of Christian convert Ghorban Tourani

This Sunday will be the 15th anniversary of the brutal murder of Iranian Christian convert Ghorban Tourani, whose still-bleeding body […]

Iran’s ‘increasing restrictions’ on religious freedom a ‘serious concern’ – UN

Iran’s ‘increasing restrictions’ on religious freedom a ‘serious concern’ – UN

The UN’s General Assembly has passed a resolution expressing “serious concerns” about the situation of human rights in Iran, including “severe limitations” and “increasing restrictions” on religious freedom.

Christian convert Kavian Fallah-Mohammadi on his arrest, 10-year sentence and why he left Iran

Christian convert Kavian Fallah-Mohammadi on his arrest, 10-year sentence and why he left Iran

Iranian Christian convert Kavian Fallah-Mohammadi has spoken exclusively with Article18 about his arrest at a Christmas gathering in 2014, at […]

Four Christians given combined 35 years in prison

Four Christians given combined 35 years in prison

Four Christian converts have been sentenced to a combined 35 years in prison. Mehdi Akbari, Fatemeh Sharifi and Simin Soheilinia […]