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Convert, 64, charged with ‘insulting sacred Iranian establishment’

Convert, 64, charged with ‘insulting sacred Iranian establishment’

Sixty-four-year-old Iranian Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad has been released on bail after being charged with “propaganda against the state and […]

Convert forced to receive religious ‘instruction’ from Islamic cleric

Convert forced to receive religious ‘instruction’ from Islamic cleric

A 61-year-old woman who converted to Christianity has been forced to visit an Islamic cleric to receive religious “instruction” and […]

UK launches review into persecution of Christians globally

UK launches review into persecution of Christians globally

The UK government today launched an independent review into the persecution of Christians globally. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the […]

Christian convert’s jail sentence reduced on appeal

Christian convert’s jail sentence reduced on appeal

An Iranian Christian convert sentenced last year to five years in prison for “membership of an evangelical group and conducting […]

Iranian who converted 40 years ago arrested in Shiraz

Iranian who converted 40 years ago arrested in Shiraz

An Iranian who converted to Christianity nearly 40 years ago was arrested in Shiraz on Friday morning by plainclothes officers […]

Convert, 26, arrested during violent raid on Isfahan home

Convert, 26, arrested during violent raid on Isfahan home

A 26-year-old convert to Christianity was arrested following a violent raid on his home in Isfahan last week, Article18 can […]

2018 was Iran’s ‘year of shame’ – Amnesty International

2018 was Iran’s ‘year of shame’ – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has called 2018 Iran’s “year of shame” for its “chilling” crackdown on the rights to freedom of expression, […]

Sunni spiritual leader decries discrimination against religious minorities

Sunni spiritual leader decries discrimination against religious minorities

The spiritual leader of Iran’s Sunni minority says the country’s religious minorities continue to suffer discrimination, despite the pledges of […]

1 year since Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh began sentence

1 year since Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh began sentence

Christian convert Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh is now one year into his ten-year jail sentence for “acting against national security through […]

Haik Hovsepian, the Iranian church leader killed for speaking out

Haik Hovsepian, the Iranian church leader killed for speaking out

Iranian-Armenian church leader Haik Hovsepian disappeared on 19 January 1994. His family were notified of his death 11 days later, […]