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Remembering Ravanbaksh, the ‘soul giver’

Remembering Ravanbaksh, the ‘soul giver’

At 6am on 28 September 1996, Christian convert Mohammad Bagher Yusefi (known as “Ravanbaksh”, or “soul giver”) left his home […]

Victor Bet-Tamraz reflects on 10-year sentence that forced him out of Iran

Victor Bet-Tamraz reflects on 10-year sentence that forced him out of Iran

Iranian-Assyrian pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz has spoken exclusively to Article18 about how his years of service to the Church in Iran […]

Christian converts’ adopted child to be removed from their care

Christian converts’ adopted child to be removed from their care

Lydia was just three months old when she was adopted by Iranian Christian converts Sam Khosravi and wife Maryam Falahi. […]

Christian convert released on bail after two months in prison

Christian convert released on bail after two months in prison

An Iranian woman convert to Christianity detained since her arrest at the end of June has finally been released on a reduced bail.

Iranian minorities and activists targeted in ‘large-scale’ hacking operation

Iranian minorities and activists targeted in ‘large-scale’ hacking operation

Two new reports claim to reveal an “ongoing” and “large-scale” hacking operation sponsored by the Iranian regime primarily targeting minorities […]

Expropriation of bishop’s house completed 41 years after confiscation

Expropriation of bishop’s house completed 41 years after confiscation

The bishop’s house in Isfahan – once the seat of the Anglican Church in Iran – was confiscated by an […]

UN rapporteur calls for ‘immediate and unconditional’ release of religious prisoners of conscience

UN rapporteur calls for ‘immediate and unconditional’ release of religious prisoners of conscience

The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Iran has once again called on Iran to “immediately and unconditionally release […]

Christian convert begins exile weeks after leaving prison

Christian convert begins exile weeks after leaving prison

Today, four weeks after leaving prison, Iranian Christian convert Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi journeyed south to begin his exile more […]

Christian converts leave Iran, facing combined 35 years in prison

Christian converts leave Iran, facing combined 35 years in prison

Three Iranian Christian converts whose appeals against a combined 35 years in prison were recently rejected want to let their […]

Iranian church leaders condemn UK bishops’ endorsement of opposition group

Iranian church leaders condemn UK bishops’ endorsement of opposition group

Senior Iranian church leaders have strongly refuted the claims of a group of UK Anglican bishops that Christians in Iran […]