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Iran’s Supreme Court rules Christians did not act against national security

Iran’s Supreme Court rules Christians did not act against national security

Iran’s Supreme Court has ruled that nine Christian converts serving five-year prison sentences for their involvement in house-churches should not have been charged with “acting against national security”.

UN passes resolution highlighting Iran’s repression of religious minorities

UN passes resolution highlighting Iran’s repression of religious minorities

The UN’s General Assembly yesterday passed a resolution highlighting “widespread patterns of serious human rights violations” in Iran, including the […]

Article18 calls on international community to stand with victims of Iran’s rights abuses

Article18 calls on international community to stand with victims of Iran’s rights abuses

Article18 has joined 30 other organisations in calling on UN member states to support an upcoming resolution highlighting “widespread patterns […]

Christian converts told to return to prison

Christian converts told to return to prison

Christian converts Sasan Khosravi and Habib Heydari have been summoned back to prison to serve the remainder of their one-year sentences for “propagating against the Islamic Republic by promoting Christianity”.

Give Persian-speaking Christians a #place2worship!

Give Persian-speaking Christians a #place2worship!

Article18 has written to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, asking her to seek answers from the Iranian regime to the question of “where Persian-speaking Christians can gather to worship freely”.

Christian converts summoned to begin prison sentences for ‘deviant propaganda’

Christian converts summoned to begin prison sentences for ‘deviant propaganda’

Three Christian converts have been summoned to begin three-year prison sentences for “engaging in propaganda that educates in a deviant way contrary to the holy religion of Islam”.

Christian converts’ property returned after six-month wait

Christian converts’ property returned after six-month wait

Four Christian converts whose property was confiscated from them by the intelligence agents who raided their homes more than six months ago have finally had it returned to them.

UN told: ‘Don’t forget Iran’s persecuted Christians’

UN told: ‘Don’t forget Iran’s persecuted Christians’

Article18 has partnered with seven other organisations to ask two senior UN figures not to forget Iran’s persecuted Christians in future reports about the human rights situation in the country.

Christian prisoners of conscience ask: ‘Where can I worship after I’m released?’

Christian prisoners of conscience ask: ‘Where can I worship after I’m released?’

Three Iranian Christians serving long prison sentences for their membership of a house-church have written a joint letter and recorded video statements, asking where they should worship once they are released.

Christian convert denied parole – he never applied for it

Christian convert denied parole – he never applied for it

An Iranian Christian convert who has spent more than three years in Tehran’s Evin Prison for leading a house-church was […]