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Christian prisoner of conscience mourns death of only child

Christian prisoner of conscience mourns death of only child

Mehdi (Yasser) Akbari, who was a single parent, was informed on 28 December that his son, Amin Ali, who had underlying health issues, had passed away in the care facility where he had been living since his father’s imprisonment.

Convert begins four-year prison sentence for ‘spreading Christianity’

Convert begins four-year prison sentence for ‘spreading Christianity’

Christian convert Hadi (Moslem) Rahimi has begun serving his four-year prison sentence for “acting against national security” by attending a […]

Lawyer of imprisoned Christian asks what danger his client’s release would pose

Lawyer of imprisoned Christian asks what danger his client’s release would pose

The lawyer of a Christian convert who has spent nearly four years in prison for “acting against national security” by […]

Christian woman imprisoned ‘for believing in Jesus’ faces fresh accusation

Christian woman imprisoned ‘for believing in Jesus’ faces fresh accusation

A 64-year-old Christian woman who has already served one prison sentence for “propaganda against the regime” has been summoned to […]

Christian converts granted belated Christmas break from prison

Christian converts granted belated Christmas break from prison

Three Christian converts have been given 10 days’ leave from prison after inquiring why they weren’t included in the publicised mass furlough of Christian prisoners over Christmas.

Nine Christian converts conditionally released following Supreme Court ruling

Nine Christian converts conditionally released following Supreme Court ruling

Nine Christian converts serving five-year prison sentences for their involvement in house-churches are conditionally released today from prison, pending a review of their case.

Christian converts cleared of any crime

Christian converts cleared of any crime

Eight Christian converts have been cleared of any crime, with the presiding prosecutor stating that their change of religion was […]

Christians’ belongings held unlawfully, says lawyer

Christians’ belongings held unlawfully, says lawyer

The lawyer of five Christians out on bail for more than a year has complained his clients’ confiscated belongings have still not been returned to them, despite the law mandating they should be returned at the “earliest possible opportunity”.

Christian convert: ‘If you care about human rights, why am I in prison?’

Christian convert: ‘If you care about human rights, why am I in prison?’

A Christian convert serving a six-year prison sentence for leading a house-church has queried how the head of Iran’s judiciary […]

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”.