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House-church leaders summoned to begin five-year prison sentences

House-church leaders summoned to begin five-year prison sentences

Four Iranian Christian converts have been summoned to begin their five-year jail sentences for leading house-churches, for which they were […]

Report to UN Human Rights Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief in Iran

Report to UN Human Rights Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief in Iran

Article18 has submitted a new report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, highlighting the “multiple layers” of religious-freedom violations faced by […]

Fires at three religious minority sites in days

Fires at three religious minority sites in days

Fires have been reported at three sites belonging to religious minorities, including a Christian cemetery, in just a few days […]

Anglican Church member given third prison sentence at retrial

Anglican Church member given third prison sentence at retrial

An Iranian Anglican Church member has been reconvicted of membership of a “Zionist Evangelical Christian” group “hostile to the regime” […]

Iranian Christians sent to jail, unable to afford bail

Iranian Christians sent to jail, unable to afford bail

Four Iranian converts to Christianity have been sent to Lakan Prison in the northern city of Rasht, having been unable […]

Iran seeks to further clamp down on ‘obstacle’ of human rights lawyers

Iran seeks to further clamp down on ‘obstacle’ of human rights lawyers

The Iranian judiciary is seeking to further tighten its grip on the legal system by looking to replace the Iranian […]

40 years since murder of first Iranian bishop’s only son

40 years since murder of first Iranian bishop’s only son

On 6 May 1980, at the age of just 24, Bahram Dehqani-Tafti, the only son of the first ethnic Iranian […]

The impact of Turkey’s health insurance cuts on Iranian asylum seekers

The impact of Turkey’s health insurance cuts on Iranian asylum seekers

The coronavirus outbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time for many of Turkey’s asylum seekers. Just a few months […]

Iran remains among world’s worst violators of religious freedom – USCIRF

Iran remains among world’s worst violators of religious freedom – USCIRF

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has once again listed Iran among the world’s worst violators of religious freedom. […]

US Commission on International Religious Freedom annual report 2020

US Commission on International Religious Freedom annual report 2020

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has once again listed Iran among the world’s worst violators of religious freedom. […]