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Christian convert begins prison sentence for ‘propaganda against Islamic Republic’

Christian convert begins prison sentence for ‘propaganda against Islamic Republic’

Christian convert Hamed Ashouri has begun his 10-month prison sentence for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic”. The 31-year-old submitted himself […]

Christians summoned to answer charges of ‘propaganda against the Islamic Republic’

Christians summoned to answer charges of ‘propaganda against the Islamic Republic’

Eight Christian converts in the southwestern city of Dezful have been summoned to answer charges of “propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

Bishop’s house ‘to be turned into a museum’

Bishop’s house ‘to be turned into a museum’

The former house of Iran’s first ethnic Persian Anglican bishop is to be turned into a museum, according to the state-funded Mehr News Agency.

Iran’s parliament backs death sentence for ‘cooperating’ with ‘hostile states’

Iran’s parliament backs death sentence for ‘cooperating’ with ‘hostile states’

Iran’s parliament has passed the first draft of a bill that champions the death penalty for anyone convicted of “spying” for or “cooperating” with “hostile states” – “especially the United States”.

Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh’s request for conditional release rejected

Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh’s request for conditional release rejected

Christian prisoner of conscience Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh has been told his request for conditional release has been rejected. The news […]

Vatican appoints Polish archbishop as new ambassador to Iran

Vatican appoints Polish archbishop as new ambassador to Iran

The Vatican has appointed Polish archbishop Andrzej Józwowicz as its new ambassador to Iran. The 56-year-old, who previously served in […]

Christian converts given maximum five-year sentences under penal code amendments

Christian converts given maximum five-year sentences under penal code amendments

Three Christian converts have been given the maximum sentence of five years each in prison under controversial recent amendments to the Iranian penal code.

Christian convert’s appeal rejected, summoned to serve sentence

Christian convert’s appeal rejected, summoned to serve sentence

Iranian Christian convert Hamed Ashoori has been summoned to begin his 10-month prison sentence for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic”, […]

Elderly Italian nun told she must leave Iran

Elderly Italian nun told she must leave Iran

An elderly Italian nun who has dedicated her life to helping Iran’s poor and needy has been told her visa will not be renewed.

‘We want to be the voice of Iranian Christian converts to the international community’

‘We want to be the voice of Iranian Christian converts to the international community’

A group of Iranian Christian converts now living in Sweden say they want to be the voice of their fellow […]