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Iran’s religious freedom failings laid bare at UN

Iran’s religious freedom failings laid bare at UN

UN member states have urged Iran to provide freedom of religion or belief for all citizens, including members of both […]

Christians’ appeal hearing postponed again as court ‘too crowded’

Christians’ appeal hearing postponed again as court ‘too crowded’

Yet another scheduled hearing in the drawn-out cases of five Christians facing between five and 15 years in prison was […]

Iranian Yarsani kicked out of university because he won’t say he’s Muslim

Iranian Yarsani kicked out of university because he won’t say he’s Muslim

An Iranian follower of the Yarsan faith has been prevented from completing his university dissertation because he refused to deny […]

Ebrahim Firouzi sent into exile 1,000 miles from home

Ebrahim Firouzi sent into exile 1,000 miles from home

Two weeks after returning home from six years in prison, Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi is on his way to the […]

Pastor’s wife still has nightmares about prison

Pastor’s wife still has nightmares about prison

The wife of an Iranian pastor still has nightmares about the months they spent in prison, the pastor says. Farhad […]

Six years on, Christian couple who fled persecution in Iran still stuck in Turkey

Six years on, Christian couple who fled persecution in Iran still stuck in Turkey

It’s now more than six years since Maryam Bateni Nia and her husband Reza Mousavi fled Iran, where Maryam faced […]

Christian converts ‘consistently persecuted’ in Iran, says UN Special Rapporteur

Christian converts ‘consistently persecuted’ in Iran, says UN Special Rapporteur

The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran has reiterated his concerns over the “disturbing” treatment of religious minorities […]

Iranian Christian prisoner asks why house-church membership is ‘action against national security’

Iranian Christian prisoner asks why house-church membership is ‘action against national security’

An imprisoned Iranian Christian convert has written an open letter questioning why involvement in house-churches is an “action against national […]

Iranian church leader appeals for recognition of Christian converts’ rights

Iranian church leader appeals for recognition of Christian converts’ rights

A senior pastor of the UK’s largest Iranian church has called on the Iranian government to ensure the “basic human […]

Remembering the Iranian Christians killed since the revolution

Remembering the Iranian Christians killed since the revolution

Eight Christians killed for their faith in Iran in the 40 years since the revolution were remembered at a memorial […]