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‘Converts’ isolation leads to reliance on satellite TV to stay connected’

‘Converts’ isolation leads to reliance on satellite TV to stay connected’

Article18’s advocacy director, Mansour Borji, was one of the speakers at a panel discussion on religious freedom in London this […]

‘Converts at constant risk of arrest’

‘Converts at constant risk of arrest’

Iranian converts to Christianity are at “constant risk” of arrest, Article18’s Advocacy Director, Mansour Borji, told a conference in Norway […]

Amnesty International calls for repeal of Christians’ prison sentences

Amnesty International calls for repeal of Christians’ prison sentences

Following the publication of numerous reports by Article18 on the violation of the rights of a group of Iranian Christians, […]

12 Christians sentenced to year’s imprisonment in Bushehr

12 Christians sentenced to year’s imprisonment in Bushehr

The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Bushehr has sentenced 12 Christians to one year’s imprisonment each for “propaganda against the Islamic […]

Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh: ‘I am in prison because of my faith in Jesus Christ’

Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh: ‘I am in prison because of my faith in Jesus Christ’

Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh, a Christian convert serving a 10-year sentence in Tehran’s Evin prison for “acting against national security through […]

Zoroastrian allowed back on to Yazd City Council

Zoroastrian allowed back on to Yazd City Council

A Zoroastrian will be allowed to take up his position as head of Yazd City Council after Iran’s Expediency Council […]

Rasht Christians violently arrested

Rasht Christians violently arrested

On Sunday morning, 22 July, plainclothes officers attacked the Rasht home of “Church of Iran” pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, and, after […]

Pastor’s son sentenced to 4 months in prison

Pastor’s son sentenced to 4 months in prison

Ramil Bet-Tamraz, son of pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz and Shamiram Issavi, has been sentenced to four months’ imprisonment for engaging in […]

Daughter of convicted pastor speaks out at UN

Daughter of convicted pastor speaks out at UN

Today the daughter of an Iranian pastor sentenced to ten years in prison has spoken out at the United Nations […]

Aziz Majidzadeh released on bail from Evin Prison

Aziz Majidzadeh released on bail from Evin Prison

Christian convert Aziz Majidzadeh was today released on bail from Evin Prison, pending the formation of formal charges against him. […]