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‘We were so scared that at night we held each other’s hands and prayed’

‘We were so scared that at night we held each other’s hands and prayed’

For Atena Fooladi Helabad, the stress of her arrest and detention was so great that it brought on her period. […]

Atena Fooladi Helabad

Atena Fooladi Helabad

My name is Samira Fooladi Helabad, known as Atena, and I was born in 1984 in Isfahan, into an Azeri family. I have four sisters and one brother. We all grew up in Isfahan. I became a Christian in 2000 after being very attracted to the humility and love of Christ.

Iran criticises UN report, calls claims of arrests of Christians ‘false’

Iran criticises UN report, calls claims of arrests of Christians ‘false’

Iran has dismissed the latest report by the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Iran as “biased”, “politically motivated” and based only on “a series of unsubstantiated and untrue allegations” by “foreign media”.

‘They tortured me with their threats’

‘They tortured me with their threats’

Ehsan Khoshgoo was a university student when he was arrested at a Tehran house-church gathering in November 2015. When he […]

Ehsan Khoshgoo

Ehsan Khoshgoo

My name is Ehsan Khoshgoo. I was born in 1991 in Kermanshah [western Iran] and grew up in Tehran and Karaj. I was 19 years old when a friend spoke to me about Christianity and gave me a Bible.

Anglican bishop of Iran’s official residence turned into a museum

Anglican bishop of Iran’s official residence turned into a museum

The official residence and family home of the former Anglican bishop of Iran is now a museum.

Supreme Court summarily dismisses Christian convert’s long-awaited retrial bid

Supreme Court summarily dismisses Christian convert’s long-awaited retrial bid

Only one day after nine Christian converts were acquitted of “acting against national security” by worshipping in house-churches, another Christian […]

Case closed: Christians’ house-church worship was not ‘action against national security’

Case closed: Christians’ house-church worship was not ‘action against national security’

Nine Christian converts who spent a combined nearly 20 years in prison for “acting against national security” and “promoting Zionist Christianity” have been acquitted by an appeal court.

Iran’s Vatican embassy angry at claim Catholic archbishop and nun denied visas

Iran’s Vatican embassy angry at claim Catholic archbishop and nun denied visas

The Iranian embassy to the Holy See has reacted angrily to an article on a Catholic website highlighting the challenges faced by Christians in Iran.

Four Christians unwell after suspected Covid-19 outbreak in Evin Prison

Four Christians unwell after suspected Covid-19 outbreak in Evin Prison

Four Christian prisoners of conscience in Tehran’s Evin Prison have fallen ill in recent days following a suspected Covid-19 outbreak within their ward.