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Yasser Mossayebzadeh granted conditional release from prison

Yasser Mossayebzadeh granted conditional release from prison

Mohammad Ali (Yasser) Mossayebzadeh, who was serving a 10-year sentence as a result of his membership of a house-church, has been granted conditional release from prison.

Iran found guilty of ‘arbitrary detention’ of Christian pastor

Iran found guilty of ‘arbitrary detention’ of Christian pastor

The UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled that the Iranian government is guilty of arbitrarily detaining Christian pastor […]

Ebrahim Firouzi still in prison as church council voices concern

Ebrahim Firouzi still in prison as church council voices concern

The Council of United Iranian Churches (Hamgaam) has called on the Iranian authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” release Christian convert […]

Iran passes bill that threatens further repression of Christian converts

Iran passes bill that threatens further repression of Christian converts

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has signed into law two controversial amendments to the Penal Code, which it is feared will be used to further clamp down on unrecognised religious minorities, including Christian converts.

Ebrahim Firouzi promised release, ends hunger strike

Ebrahim Firouzi promised release, ends hunger strike

Imprisoned Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi has ended his hunger strike after receiving assurances he will soon be released and the […]

Ebrahim Firouzi to begin hunger strike after latest imprisonment

Ebrahim Firouzi to begin hunger strike after latest imprisonment

Exiled and now newly imprisoned Iranian Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi has declared that he will begin a hunger strike tomorrow […]

UN rapporteur tells Iran to ‘release all imprisoned for exercising right to religious freedom’

UN rapporteur tells Iran to ‘release all imprisoned for exercising right to religious freedom’

The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Iran has reiterated his “deep concerns” over “persisting” discrimination against religious minorities in the country.

Exiled Iranian Christian convert summoned to explain ‘propaganda’

Exiled Iranian Christian convert summoned to explain ‘propaganda’

An Iranian Christian convert who has spent years in prison and is now in internal exile has been summoned to respond to fresh allegations of “propaganda against the Islamic Republic in favour of hostile groups”.

Iranian Christians ordered not to meet – in person or online

Iranian Christians ordered not to meet – in person or online

Eleven Christian couples from a city just outside Tehran have been ordered by agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence to sign commitments to refrain from meeting together – either in person or online.

Iran still found time to persecute Christians in 2020, despite pandemic

Iran still found time to persecute Christians in 2020, despite pandemic

In a year dominated by Covid-19, Iran still found time to persecute Christians in 2020, Article18’s annual report reveals. The […]