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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 […]

Converts face second trial on identical charges

Converts face second trial on identical charges

Three house-church members already facing five years in prison for “engaging in propaganda and education of deviant beliefs contrary to the holy Sharia” have been told they must return to court to face a second trial on identical charges.

Convert fined and deprived of social rights for teaching others about Christianity

Convert fined and deprived of social rights for teaching others about Christianity

A Christian convert has been fined and “deprived of social rights” for five years for “engaging in educational activities contrary […]

Mother-of-three refused access to prison scheme allowing more time with children

Mother-of-three refused access to prison scheme allowing more time with children

An Iranian mother-of-three serving a two-year sentence for “spreading ‘Zionist’ Christianity” has been denied access to a scheme that would […]

‘When they call you “apostate”, they don’t see you like a human anymore’

‘When they call you “apostate”, they don’t see you like a human anymore’

Iranian Christian convert Mojtaba Hosseini was one of the speakers at an International Ministerial on Freedom of Religion or Belief side event on apostasy and blasphemy laws around the world.

Convert’s continued imprisonment a ‘deterrent’ to other Christians, says lawyer

Convert’s continued imprisonment a ‘deterrent’ to other Christians, says lawyer

An Iranian Christian prisoner of conscience recently adopted by the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has […]