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12 Christians arrested by Revolutionary Guards in three cities

12 Christians arrested by Revolutionary Guards in three cities

At least 12 Christians have been arrested by intelligence agents belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in a coordinated operation across […]

Rashin Soodmand: ‘Our only request is they give us back his burial place’

Rashin Soodmand: ‘Our only request is they give us back his burial place’

The daughter of an Iranian Christian pastor executed for “apostasy” 30 years ago has called on the Iranian authorities to […]

Bushehr Christians face prison, exile, work restrictions and fines

Bushehr Christians face prison, exile, work restrictions and fines

Seven Christian converts in the south-western Iranian city of Bushehr have been given sentences ranging from prison and exile to […]

Article18 welcomes extension of UN human rights rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 welcomes extension of UN human rights rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 welcomes the extension of the mandate of the UN’s special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran by […]

Christian converts’ sentences reduced, but not overturned

Christian converts’ sentences reduced, but not overturned

Three Christian converts currently serving 10-year sentences in Tehran’s Evin Prison have had their sentences reduced at a retrial, but […]

Law change threatens further repression of Iran’s religious minorities

Law change threatens further repression of Iran’s religious minorities

A human rights lawyer whose clients include jailed Christian convert Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh says a recent change to the law […]

Article18 calls for renewal of UN rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 calls for renewal of UN rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 today joined 38 other rights groups in calling for the renewal of the mandate of the UN’s Special Rapporteur […]

US State Department highlights Iran’s continued persecution of religious minorities

US State Department highlights Iran’s continued persecution of religious minorities

The US State Department’s latest annual report on international religious freedom includes a comprehensive overview of Iran’s continued persecution of […]

Rasht Christians pleaded for more time with families before imprisonment

Rasht Christians pleaded for more time with families before imprisonment

Article18 reported last week that four Iranian Christian converts from the northern city of Rasht had been summoned to begin […]

Article18 calls on UNHRC to question Iran over religious freedom violations

Article18 calls on UNHRC to question Iran over religious freedom violations

Article18 has submitted a new report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, highlighting the “multiple layers” of religious-freedom violations […]