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Tehran withdraws tax exemption from churches, synagogues

Tehran withdraws tax exemption from churches, synagogues

Embed from Getty Images Churches and synagogues in Tehran are no longer tax exempt, according to a report from Iranian […]

European Parliament criticises Iran’s use of ‘national security’ laws

European Parliament criticises Iran’s use of ‘national security’ laws

Embed from Getty Images The European Parliament has called on Iran to “amend” the national-security crime laws “regularly used to […]

UK can ‘amplify voices of those persecuted for faith’ – Mansour Borji

UK can ‘amplify voices of those persecuted for faith’ – Mansour Borji

Interviews and case studies used in the formation of a UK government report into the persecution of Christians worldwide have […]

Ban schoolchildren who propagate ‘unrecognised’ religions, says Iran’s Minister of Education

Ban schoolchildren who propagate ‘unrecognised’ religions, says Iran’s Minister of Education

Iran’s Minister of Education says children who profess an unrecognised religious faith at school are engaging in “propaganda” and should […]

Converts’ asylum claims should hinge on personal experience of faith, not theological understanding – report

Converts’ asylum claims should hinge on personal experience of faith, not theological understanding – report

Embed from Getty Images Researchers at an international Christian charity have urged immigration officials in countries where Iranian converts make […]

Fatemeh Bakhteri begins one-year jail sentence

Fatemeh Bakhteri begins one-year jail sentence

Fatemeh Bakhteri presented herself at Tehran’s Evin Prison today to begin her one-year jail sentence. Fatemeh, who is 35 years […]

Bookseller jailed for selling Bible

Bookseller jailed for selling Bible

An Iranian bookseller has been sentenced to three months and one day in prison for selling copies of the Bible, […]

‘They’re pushing my parents to the limit so they leave Iran’ – Dabrina Bet-Tamraz

‘They’re pushing my parents to the limit so they leave Iran’ – Dabrina Bet-Tamraz

The daughter of an Assyrian-Iranian couple facing jail time for their Christian activities has said she believes the authorities are […]

Iranian Christian refugees’ families targeted by intelligence agency

Iranian Christian refugees’ families targeted by intelligence agency

An Iranian Christian couple now living as refugees in America are concerned for their families back home after both were […]

‘End criminalisation of peaceful expression of faith,’ UN rapporteur tells Iran

‘End criminalisation of peaceful expression of faith,’ UN rapporteur tells Iran

Iran’s failure to uphold freedom of religion or belief is a central concern of the latest report by the UN’s Special Rapporteur […]