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Remembering Rev. Arastoo Sayyah, 40 years after his murder

Remembering Rev. Arastoo Sayyah, 40 years after his murder

By Anahita Babmohammadi On 19 February 1979, just eight days after the revolution, Anglican pastor Arastoo Sayyah was brutally murdered […]

Shamiram Issavi’s appeal postponed until after Nowruz

Shamiram Issavi’s appeal postponed until after Nowruz

Shamiram Issavi’s appeal against her five-year jail sentence for “acting against national security” was postponed after a hearing today at […]

Iranian leaders sending their children abroad ‘troubling’ – US secretary of state

Iranian leaders sending their children abroad ‘troubling’ – US secretary of state

The US secretary of state has highlighted the hypocrisy of top Iranian officials sending their children to schools in America […]

Convert taken to Evin Prison, threatened with 10-year sentence

Convert taken to Evin Prison, threatened with 10-year sentence

A Tehrani woman who converted to Christianity has been told she could face a ten-year prison sentence for “disturbing public […]

Three Christians arrested at Yousef Nadarkhani’s church

Three Christians arrested at Yousef Nadarkhani’s church

Three Christians standing in for the imprisoned pastor Yousef Nadarkhani in leading services in their church in Rasht have been […]

40 years of religious apartheid: Christianity in post-revolution Iran

40 years of religious apartheid: Christianity in post-revolution Iran

By Mansour Borji When Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran in February 1979 as the face of the Iranian Revolution, he […]

The birth of a minority: Iranian Christians

The birth of a minority: Iranian Christians

By Fred Petrossian The fate of Iran’s Christians, as the Islamic Republic turns 40 years old, could perhaps be viewed […]

Convert, 64, charged with ‘insulting sacred Iranian establishment’

Convert, 64, charged with ‘insulting sacred Iranian establishment’

Sixty-four-year-old Iranian Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad has been released on bail after being charged with “propaganda against the state and […]

Convert forced to receive religious ‘instruction’ from Islamic cleric

Convert forced to receive religious ‘instruction’ from Islamic cleric

A 65-year-old woman who converted to Christianity has been forced to visit an Islamic cleric to receive religious “instruction” and […]

UK launches review into persecution of Christians globally

UK launches review into persecution of Christians globally

The UK government today launched an independent review into the persecution of Christians globally. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the […]