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Grandfather with cancer among four Christians arrested in Neyshabur

Grandfather with cancer among four Christians arrested in Neyshabur

A grandfather in his late fifties who has cancer is one of four Christian converts still detained more than three […]

Converts face second trial on identical charges

Converts face second trial on identical charges

Three house-church members already facing five years in prison for “engaging in propaganda and education of deviant beliefs contrary to the holy Sharia” have been told they must return to court to face a second trial on identical charges.

Ahmad Sarparast, Morteza Mashoodkari and Ayoob Poor-Rezazadeh

Ahmad Sarparast, Morteza Mashoodkari and Ayoob Poor-Rezazadeh

These three Christian converts are the latest to be charged under the newly amended Article 500 of the penal code, and are facing five years in each prison.

Convert fined and deprived of social rights for teaching others about Christianity

Convert fined and deprived of social rights for teaching others about Christianity

A Christian convert has been fined and “deprived of social rights” for five years for “engaging in educational activities contrary […]

Mother-of-three refused access to prison scheme allowing more time with children

Mother-of-three refused access to prison scheme allowing more time with children

An Iranian mother-of-three serving a two-year sentence for “spreading ‘Zionist’ Christianity” has been denied access to a scheme that would […]

‘When they call you “apostate”, they don’t see you like a human anymore’

‘When they call you “apostate”, they don’t see you like a human anymore’

Iranian Christian convert Mojtaba Hosseini was one of the speakers at an International Ministerial on Freedom of Religion or Belief side event on apostasy and blasphemy laws around the world.

Convert’s continued imprisonment a ‘deterrent’ to other Christians, says lawyer

Convert’s continued imprisonment a ‘deterrent’ to other Christians, says lawyer

An Iranian Christian prisoner of conscience recently adopted by the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has […]

Bahram Nasibov, Eldar Gurbanov, Yusif Farhadov and Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh

Bahram Nasibov, Eldar Gurbanov, Yusif Farhadov and Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh

Christian convert Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh was arrested alongside three Christians visiting from Azerbaijan – Eldar Gurbanov, Yusif Farhadov and Bahram Nasibov – in June 2016 at a private gathering near Tehran.

‘Becoming a refugee in Turkey is the worst decision you can ever take’

‘Becoming a refugee in Turkey is the worst decision you can ever take’

“Sometimes I feel like I’ve waste my whole life.” These are the words of Iman Ghaznavian Haghighi, an Iranian Christian […]

Leave used as leverage against Christian prisoners

Leave used as leverage against Christian prisoners

Iranian security agencies use medical care, leave and other legally guaranteed benefits as leverage to force Christian prisoners of conscience to comply with their illegal demands.