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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.

Iran’s repression of human rights defenders focus of new report

Iran’s repression of human rights defenders focus of new report

Christian convert Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi is among 53 activists featured in a new report highlighting Iran’s repression of human rights defenders.

Christian convert’s third plea for retrial rejected

Christian convert’s third plea for retrial rejected

Imprisoned Christian convert Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh has been informed that his third request for a retrial has been rejected. Nasser, […]

Christian homes targeted in coordinated Fardis raids

Christian homes targeted in coordinated Fardis raids

Twelve Christian homes were raided by intelligence agents today in a coordinated operation in Fardis, west of Tehran, at around 9am.

Stockholm protesters gather in support of Iranian Christians

Stockholm protesters gather in support of Iranian Christians

A group of Iranian Christians living in Sweden say they are planning monthly protests in support of Christians in Iran. […]

Tehran church with giant cross demolished

Tehran church with giant cross demolished

A 70-year-old Adventist church in central Tehran has been demolished, along with the giant concrete cross on its facade.

Saheb Fadaie returns to prison after short furlough

Saheb Fadaie returns to prison after short furlough

Christian prisoner of conscience Saheb Fadaie has returned to prison after a five-day furlough. Saheb, whose birth name is Zaman, […]

US condemns Iran for flogging Christian convert for taking Communion

US condemns Iran for flogging Christian convert for taking Communion

The US State Department has condemned the flogging of Iranian Christian convert Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi for drinking Communion wine.