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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 […]

Evangelical church leader and wife arrested in Karaj

Evangelical church leader and wife arrested in Karaj

Mehrdad Sajjadi, a leader at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Tehran, was arrested together with his wife Forough Dashtiani on […]

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 10 November, 1990, in a Christian family in Isfahan. My parents are both blind and converted to Christianity from Islam. I was a student in Iran and was active in a “house church” in Isfahan.

Christians acquitted of apostasy but jailed for ‘propaganda’

Christians acquitted of apostasy but jailed for ‘propaganda’

Six Christian converts have been acquitted of “apostasy”, “blasphemy” and “acting against national security” but sentenced to a year each […]

Mass arrests of Christians in days after Christmas

Mass arrests of Christians in days after Christmas

Scores of Christians in Tehran and other cities have been arrested in recent daysas part of a mass operation by agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence.

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 […]