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Four converts arrested in Karaj

Four converts arrested in Karaj

Four Christian converts – Sara Rahimi Nejad, Majid Sheidaei, Mostafa Nadri and George Issaian – were arrested by plainclothes security […]

Convert sentenced to one year in prison

Convert sentenced to one year in prison

Christian convert Hossein Saketi Aramsari has been sentenced to one year in prison for “promoting Christianity”. Hossein, who is known […]

Persian speakers banned from Tehran church

Persian speakers banned from Tehran church

St. Peter’s Evangelical Church in Tehran has been forced to ban Persian-speaking Christians from its services. Pastor Sergis Benjamin, speaking […]

Five Christians arrested on Christmas Eve

Five Christians arrested on Christmas Eve

Five Christians were arrested as they celebrated Christmas together on Christmas Eve at a “house church” in eastern Tehran. Ahmad […]

Farshid Fathi: We are celebrating the birth of Christ in prison

Farshid Fathi: We are celebrating the birth of Christ in prison

Christian prisoner Farshid Fathi has published a letter from Evin Prison on the third anniversary of his arrest, saying he […]

Rasoul Abdollahi taken to Evin Prison to begin three-year sentence

Rasoul Abdollahi taken to Evin Prison to begin three-year sentence

Christian convert Rasoul Abdollahi has been taken to Ward 350 in Tehran’s Evin Prison to begin his three-year prison sentence […]

Retired pastor sentenced to three and a half years in prison

Retired pastor sentenced to three and a half years in prison

Branch 26 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran has sentenced Vruir Avanessian, retired pastor of the Assemblies of God […]

Ahvaz Christians released from prison

Ahvaz Christians released from prison

Farhad Sabokrooh, pastor of the Assemblies of God Church in Ahvaz, and church member Nasser Zamen-Dezfuli have been released from […]

The Cost of Faith: Persecution of Christian Protestants and Converts in Iran

The Cost of Faith: Persecution of Christian Protestants and Converts in Iran

Article18 contributed to this 2013 report, which documents the rights violations of Protestant Christians in Iran within the context of […]

Adel Abad prisoners of conscience taken to hospital

Adel Abad prisoners of conscience taken to hospital

Two prisoners of conscience being held in Shiraz’s Adel Abad prison have been hospitalised. Vahid Hakkani, a Christian convert, has […]