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US Commission on International Religious Freedom annual report 2022

US Commission on International Religious Freedom annual report 2022

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has once again recommended that the State Department re-designates Iran as a […]

Christian convert arrested in Anzali, family in distress

Christian convert arrested in Anzali, family in distress

A Christian convert in Iran was arrested after a dozen plainclothes agents from the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) raided his […]

Christian woman convert begins two-year prison sentence

Christian woman convert begins two-year prison sentence

A 51-year-old woman Christian convert today began serving a two-year prison sentence in Tehran’s Evin prison for “acting against national […]

Christian converts given five-year sentences for ‘deviant propaganda’ 

Christian converts given five-year sentences for ‘deviant propaganda’ 

Three Christian converts have been sentenced to five years in prison for “engaging in propaganda and education of deviant beliefs contrary to the holy Sharia” and “connections with foreign leaders”.

Article18 calls for renewal of special rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 calls for renewal of special rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 has joined with other 36 other rights groups in calling on all members of the UN Human Rights Council to support the renewal of the mandate of the special rapporteur on human rights in Iran.

‘Justice in Iran doesn’t have any meaning’ – Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

‘Justice in Iran doesn’t have any meaning’ – Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe highlighted the plight of remaining prisoners of conscience, including members of religious groups, during her first public comments […]

‘Sovereignty does not give Iran a carte blanche for human rights violations’ – Javaid Rehman

‘Sovereignty does not give Iran a carte blanche for human rights violations’ – Javaid Rehman

The UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran once again highlighted the persecution of religious minorities, including Christian converts, […]

Article18 joins call for withdrawal of draconian Internet bill

Article18 joins call for withdrawal of draconian Internet bill

Article18 has joined with over 50 other human rights groups in signing a joint statement calling on the Iranian parliament to immediately withdraw a draconian Internet bill that would violate multiple human rights including freedom of expression.

As the world celebrates Nazanin’s release, let’s not forget those still in prison

As the world celebrates Nazanin’s release, let’s not forget those still in prison

After nearly six years’ unjust detention, it finally seems as though this may be the end of the ordeal for British-Iranian political prisoner Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her family.

Preparing for prison: mental, spiritual and organisational resilience

Preparing for prison: mental, spiritual and organisational resilience

Christians in Iran are in constant danger of arrest, often followed by interrogation and imprisonment, so being prepared for these eventualities is essential.