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Iran ranks eighth in global persecution of Christians

Iran ranks eighth in global persecution of Christians

Iran has risen to eighth place in the latest annual listing of the 50 countries in which the persecution of […]

Judge to Christians: ‘Who set this low bail so you were free to roam the streets?’

Judge to Christians: ‘Who set this low bail so you were free to roam the streets?’

More details have emerged of the harsh treatment of four Christian converts sentenced in October to a combined 35 years […]

Renewed fears over parliamentary bill that threatens Iran’s religious minorities

Renewed fears over parliamentary bill that threatens Iran’s religious minorities

There are renewed fears over a parliamentary bill that threatens to facilitate the further repression of Iran’s religious minorities.

Iran still a ‘country of particular concern’ when it comes to religious freedom

Iran still a ‘country of particular concern’ when it comes to religious freedom

The US State Department has re-designated Iran as a “Country of Particular Concern” for “engaging in or tolerating systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom”.

Article18 calls on UN General Assembly to ratify Iran rights resolution

Article18 calls on UN General Assembly to ratify Iran rights resolution

Article18 has joined 36 other rights group in calling on UN member states to ratify the recently adopted resolution on […]

‘Iran’s religious minorities facing greatest threat since revolution’

‘Iran’s religious minorities facing greatest threat since revolution’

Iran’s religious minorities are today facing the greatest threat to their existence since the 1979 revolution, according to one expert.

House-church leaders acquitted of ‘acting against national security’

House-church leaders acquitted of ‘acting against national security’

Two Iranian Christian converts have overturned on appeal a combined 10-year prison sentence for their leadership of a house-church.

Iran’s ‘increasing restrictions’ on religious freedom a ‘serious concern’ – UN

Iran’s ‘increasing restrictions’ on religious freedom a ‘serious concern’ – UN

The UN’s General Assembly has passed a resolution expressing “serious concerns” about the situation of human rights in Iran, including “severe limitations” and “increasing restrictions” on religious freedom.

Four Christians given combined 35 years in prison

Four Christians given combined 35 years in prison

Four Christian converts have been sentenced to a combined 35 years in prison. Mehdi Akbari, Fatemeh Sharifi and Simin Soheilinia […]

Second Christian convert flogged for drinking Communion wine

Second Christian convert flogged for drinking Communion wine

Despite international condemnation of the recent flogging of an Iranian Christian convert for drinking Communion wine, a second convert has now received the same punishment.