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Tehran church faces threat of complete closure

Tehran church faces threat of complete closure

The leaders of the Central Assemblies of God Church in Tehran have invited church members to a meeting next Sunday, […]

Retired Armenian pastor released on bail after two weeks’ detention

Retired Armenian pastor released on bail after two weeks’ detention

Retired Iranian-Armenian pastor Vruir Avanessian has been released on bail after two weeks in detention. Pastor Vruir was arrested on […]

Shiraz Christians still ‘in jail and uncertainty’

Shiraz Christians still ‘in jail and uncertainty’

Article18’s Advocacy Director, Mansour Borji, has spoken to Radio Farda’s Fred Petrossian about the situation of four Christian prisoners in […]

The Persecution of Christians in Iran (2012)

The Persecution of Christians in Iran (2012)

This joint report is the result of an inquiry into the persecution of Christians in Iran by the Christians in […]

‘Grave concern’ over health of imprisoned pastor

‘Grave concern’ over health of imprisoned pastor

Article18’s Advocacy Director, Mansour Borji, has expressed “grave concern” about the physical condition of imprisoned church leader Behnam Irani. “Various […]

Tehran church forced to close by Revolutionary Guards

Tehran church forced to close by Revolutionary Guards

A church in western Tehran has been forced to close by order of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. The pastor of […]

Tehran churches banned from holding services in Persian

Tehran churches banned from holding services in Persian

Two officially registered churches in Tehran have been told they can no longer conduct services in the Persian language, nor […]

Ahvaz Christians arrested ahead of Christmas

Ahvaz Christians arrested ahead of Christmas

The pastor of the Assemblies of God Church in Ahvaz has been detained, alongside his wife and two church members, […]

Danial Shahri

Danial Shahri

I am Danial Shahri. I was born on November 10, 1990 in a Christian family in Isfahan. My parents are both blind and converted to Christianity from Islam…

Yousef Nadarkhani sentenced to death for apostasy

Yousef Nadarkhani sentenced to death for apostasy

Christian convert Yousef Nadarkhani has been sentenced to death for apostasy. Just one Christian leader has been executed for apostasy […]