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Church statements the latest use of Iran’s Assyrian, Armenian Christians as regime propaganda

Church statements the latest use of Iran’s Assyrian, Armenian Christians as regime propaganda

The Iranian regime continues to use the voices of its recognised Christian minority as part of its propaganda drive against […]

Converts cleared of wrongdoing in second trial on identical charges

Converts cleared of wrongdoing in second trial on identical charges

Three “Church of Iran” members serving five-year prison sentences for “spreading deviant beliefs contrary to Islam” have been cleared of wrongdoing in a second trial on identical charges.

UNHRC Special Session the ‘beginning of the end for Iran’s sense of impunity’

UNHRC Special Session the ‘beginning of the end for Iran’s sense of impunity’

Article18 director Mansour Borji has welcomed yesterday’s historic decision by UN Human Rights Council members to send a fact-finding mission […]

Assyrian protesters a ‘cancerous tumour’ in Iran’s Christian community, says former MP

Assyrian protesters a ‘cancerous tumour’ in Iran’s Christian community, says former MP

The former parliamentary representative of Iran’s Assyrian minority has strongly criticised Christians for participating in or encouraging participation in the ongoing protests.

UN condemns ‘deteriorating’ human rights situation in Iran

UN condemns ‘deteriorating’ human rights situation in Iran

The UN General Assembly has passed a draft resolution highlighting the “deteriorating” human-rights situation in Iran, including “lethal force resulting […]

USCIRF condemn’s religious charges in Iran protester’s death sentence

USCIRF condemn’s religious charges in Iran protester’s death sentence

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has condemned the sentencing to death of an Iranian protester on “religiously-grounded charges” and warned of the “credible” threat of “large-scale executions in the coming weeks”.

Iran’s Assyrian Christians warned against further involvement in protests

Iran’s Assyrian Christians warned against further involvement in protests

Iran’s Assyrian Christian minority have been warned by their parliamentary representative and church leaders to have no further involvement in […]

Defenders of Christians among over 30 lawyers arrested

Defenders of Christians among over 30 lawyers arrested

More than 30 lawyers, including at least three involved in defending Christian converts, have been arrested in recent weeks in cities across Iran.

Iranian Anglican minister resettled in US after threat of deportation from Turkey

Iranian Anglican minister resettled in US after threat of deportation from Turkey

An Iranian Anglican minister and his family, who had been threatened with deportation from Turkey, have now been safely resettled […]

Second Christian convert unexpectedly ‘pardoned’, released from Evin Prison

Second Christian convert unexpectedly ‘pardoned’, released from Evin Prison

A second Christian convert has been unexpectedly pardoned and released from Tehran’s Evin Prison just a day after the release of a 61-year-old man who had spent nearly five years in prison.