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New arrests and threats as pressure increases on Rasht Christians

New arrests and threats as pressure increases on Rasht Christians

Three Christian converts were arrested last night in the northern city of Rasht, in the latest blow to the beleaguered Christian community there.

Iranian Christian among prisoners to be ‘adopted’ by UK parliamentarians

Iranian Christian among prisoners to be ‘adopted’ by UK parliamentarians

Iranian Christian Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh will be one of the first four prisoners of conscience to be “adopted” by UK […]

Christian convert given leave from prison

Christian convert given leave from prison

Christian convert Hamed Ashouri has been released on leave from prison. Article18 understands that the 31-year-old, who is serving a […]

Christian converts’ sentences reduced but appeals rejected

Christian converts’ sentences reduced but appeals rejected

Three Christian converts were informed today that their appeals against five-year prison sentences have been rejected, but their sentences reduced […]

Intelligence agents ‘refusing to return Christians’ property’

Intelligence agents ‘refusing to return Christians’ property’

Intelligence agents in the southwestern city of Dezful are reportedly refusing to hand back the personal belongings of four Christian […]

Christian convert fitted with electronic tag

Christian convert fitted with electronic tag

Christian convert Reza Zaeemi was yesterday released from prison, on the condition he wears an electronic tag for the remainder […]

Four more Christian converts charged with ‘propaganda against the Islamic Republic’

Four more Christian converts charged with ‘propaganda against the Islamic Republic’

Four Christian converts from the south-western city of Dezful are the latest to be officially charged with “propaganda against the Islamic Republic”.

Christian convert begins prison sentence for ‘propaganda against Islamic Republic’

Christian convert begins prison sentence for ‘propaganda against Islamic Republic’

Christian convert Hamed Ashouri has begun his 10-month prison sentence for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic”. The 31-year-old submitted himself […]

Christians summoned to answer charges of ‘propaganda against the Islamic Republic’

Christians summoned to answer charges of ‘propaganda against the Islamic Republic’

Eight Christian converts in the southwestern city of Dezful have been summoned to answer charges of “propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

Bishop’s house ‘to be turned into a museum’

Bishop’s house ‘to be turned into a museum’

The former house of Iran’s first ethnic Persian Anglican bishop is to be turned into a museum, according to the state-funded Mehr News Agency.