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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.

Iran’s parliament backs death sentence for ‘cooperating’ with ‘hostile states’

Iran’s parliament backs death sentence for ‘cooperating’ with ‘hostile states’

Iran’s parliament has passed the first draft of a bill that champions the death penalty for anyone convicted of “spying” for or “cooperating” with “hostile states” – “especially the United States”.

Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh’s request for conditional release rejected

Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh’s request for conditional release rejected

Christian prisoner of conscience Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh has been told his request for conditional release has been rejected. The news […]

Vatican appoints Polish archbishop as new ambassador to Iran

Vatican appoints Polish archbishop as new ambassador to Iran

The Vatican has appointed Polish archbishop Andrzej Józwowicz as its new ambassador to Iran. The 56-year-old, who previously served in […]