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Imprisonment of 37 Christian converts highlighted by Human Rights Watch

Imprisonment of 37 Christian converts highlighted by Human Rights Watch

Iran’s mistreatment of religious minorities, including the imprisonment of 37 converts to Christianity, is highlighted in the Iran chapter of […]

Iran’s Christians faced ‘unprecedented’ wave of arrests in 2018

Iran’s Christians faced ‘unprecedented’ wave of arrests in 2018

An “unprecedented” wave of raids on private house gatherings of Christians at the end of 2018, leading to more than […]

Iran rises to 9th on annual ranking of worst persecutors of Christians

Iran rises to 9th on annual ranking of worst persecutors of Christians

Iran has risen to 9th on Open Doors International’s ranking of the 50 countries where it’s hardest to be a […]

Dervishes share photos appearing to reveal police brutality

Dervishes share photos appearing to reveal police brutality

Photographs have emerged appearing to show 10 Gonabadi dervishes with bandaged heads and bruised faces posing for police mugshots. The […]

Sisters released on bail after paying 1 billion tomans

Sisters released on bail after paying 1 billion tomans

Two sisters who were arrested in Ahvaz earlier this month and charged with “action against Iran’s national security through evangelism” […]

Two sisters among four converts arrested in Ahvaz

Two sisters among four converts arrested in Ahvaz

Four Christian converts, including two sisters, have been arrested and detained in the western city of Ahvaz. Shima Zanganeh, 27, […]

64-year-old convert released on bail after two weeks in solitary confinement

64-year-old convert released on bail after two weeks in solitary confinement

Sixty-four-year-old Jamshid Derakhshan has been released on bail after two weeks in solitary confinement in Karaj’s Rajaei-Shahr Prison. Jamshid was […]

64-year-old convert who disappeared two weeks ago is in prison

64-year-old convert who disappeared two weeks ago is in prison

A 64-year-old convert to Christianity who failed to come home from a visit to a “house church” in Hashtgerd on […]

114 Christians arrested in one week

114 Christians arrested in one week

At least 114 Christians have been arrested in the past week following a series of raids in nine different cities […]

Iranian pastor and wife fled after threat of execution for apostasy

Iranian pastor and wife fled after threat of execution for apostasy

An Iranian pastor who fled the country with his wife four years ago after they were both threatened with execution […]