My name is Ali Shahvari, and I was born in Tehran in 1968. After I became a Christian, I changed my name from Ali to Iman [which means “faith”], and everyone has called me by that name since then.
Three Christian converts from the northern city of Rasht are the latest to be charged under last year’s controversial amendments to Article 500 of the penal code, and could now face up to 10 years in prison.
A group of Christian converts cleared of any wrongdoing in November are now being forced to undertake “re-education” classes in the Islamic faith.
Eight of the nine Christian converts recently released from prison pending a review of their case have been told their appeal will be heard next month.
Iran’s Supreme Court has finally agreed to review the case of a Christian convert serving a 10-year prison sentence for […]
A group of Iranian Christian former prisoners of conscience between them sentenced to over 50 years in prison have published a joint statement decrying the denial of education to Persian-speaking Christians in Iran.
Two rulings at the end of 2021 offered hope that one day Iranian Christians may no longer be charged with […]
Two brothers remain missing more than a month after their arrest at a Christmas gathering near Isfahan.
Two Christian converts have been released from prison at the conclusion of their one-year prison sentences for belonging to a house-church, but one of them now faces two years’ exile.