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Article18 statement on nationwide protests

Article18 statement on nationwide protests

“We, Hamgaam Council of United Iranian Churches, Article18 and the Pars Theological Centre, as part of the Iranian Christian community, […]

Iranian-Armenian pastor begins 10-year prison sentence

Iranian-Armenian pastor begins 10-year prison sentence

An Iranian-Armenian pastor has today begun serving a 10-year prison sentence for holding church services in his home. Joseph Shahbazian, […]

UN experts call on Iran to ‘stop persecution, harassment of religious minorities’

UN experts call on Iran to ‘stop persecution, harassment of religious minorities’

Eight UN experts have called on the Iranian authorities to “stop persecution and harassment of religious minorities and end the […]

Christians lose appeal against imprisonment and fines for house-church activities

Christians lose appeal against imprisonment and fines for house-church activities

An Iranian appeal court has upheld the sentences of five Christians facing a total of 22 years in prison and the equivalent of $2,225 in fines for organising house-churches.

Iranian Christian with Parkinson’s disease and wife detained

Iranian Christian with Parkinson’s disease and wife detained

An Iranian Christian convert with advanced Parkinson’s disease and his wife have been detained in Tehran. Homayoun Zhaveh, who is […]

Christian convert arrested, detained in Karaj on unknown charges

Christian convert arrested, detained in Karaj on unknown charges

A Christian convert from Karaj, near Tehran, has been arrested and remains in detention on unknown charges.  Mohammad Golbaz, who […]

Supreme Court denies Christians retrial

Supreme Court denies Christians retrial

Three Iranian Christians have been informed that the Supreme Court has refused to review their sentences of prison and exile […]

Lawyer who helped overturn pastor’s death sentence now in prison with him

Lawyer who helped overturn pastor’s death sentence now in prison with him

A lawyer who once helped to save a pastor from death row is now imprisoned alongside him.

‘Misinformation campaign’ used to justify ‘baseless’ charges – report

‘Misinformation campaign’ used to justify ‘baseless’ charges – report

Iran’s “misinformation campaign” against religious minorities, including Christian converts, is the focus of a new report by the US Commission […]

Grandfather with cancer among four Christians arrested in Neyshabur

Grandfather with cancer among four Christians arrested in Neyshabur

A grandfather in his late fifties who has cancer is one of four Christian converts still detained more than three […]