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Christians lose appeals against jail sentences in Shiraz

Christians lose appeals against jail sentences in Shiraz

An appeals court in Shiraz today upheld the prison sentences of four Christian converts. In June, after already spending eight […]

Maryam Naghash Zargaran loses appeal against four-year sentence

Maryam Naghash Zargaran loses appeal against four-year sentence

Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran has lost her appeal against a four-year sentence for “propaganda activities against the Islamic Republic and […]

Christian prisoner Maryam Naghash Zargaran taken to hospital

Christian prisoner Maryam Naghash Zargaran taken to hospital

Maryam Naghash Zargaran has been transferred to Tehran’s Modarres Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack. The Christian convert, who […]

Convert Mostafa Bordbar sentenced to 10 years in prison

Convert Mostafa Bordbar sentenced to 10 years in prison

Christian convert Mostafa Bordbar has been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for “gathering with intent to commit crimes against Iranian […]

Eight converts given prison sentences in Shiraz

Eight converts given prison sentences in Shiraz

The Revolutionary Court in Shiraz on Tuesday 16 July handed heavy jail sentences to eight members of the “Church of […]

Ebrahim Firouzi sentenced to jail and exile

Ebrahim Firouzi sentenced to jail and exile

Ebrahim Firouzi, a Christian convert and prisoner of conscience, has been sentenced to one year in prison followed by two […]

Pastor Robert Asseriyan released

Pastor Robert Asseriyan released

Pastor Robert Asseriyan, a leader of the Central Assemblies of God Church in Tehran, was released from Evin Prison yesterday. […]

Shiraz converts jailed for over three years

Shiraz converts jailed for over three years

Branch 3 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shiraz has sentenced four Christian converts to three years and eight months […]

Iranian church council condemns threats against Tehran church

Iranian church council condemns threats against Tehran church

Pastor Edward Hovsepian, who oversees a collection of Iranian out-of-country churches called the Council of United Iranian Churches, or Hamgaam […]

AOG closure could ‘set precedent’ for all Persian-language churches

AOG closure could ‘set precedent’ for all Persian-language churches

Security forces in Iran arrested pastor Robert Asserian yesterday after disrupting a morning prayer service in progress at Central Assembly […]