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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 Iranian-Assyrian 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 […]

US Vice President ‘appalled’ at sentencing of 61-year-old woman convert

US Vice President ‘appalled’ at sentencing of 61-year-old woman convert

US Vice President Mike Pence says he is “appalled” by the one-year jail sentence given to a 61-year-old woman convert […]

Woman convert, 61, sentenced to year in prison

Woman convert, 61, sentenced to year in prison

A 61-year-old woman convert to Christianity has been sentenced to one year in prison for “propaganda against the system”, reports Middle […]

‘Judge of Death’ increases converts’ bail tenfold after they insist on choosing lawyer

‘Judge of Death’ increases converts’ bail tenfold after they insist on choosing lawyer

Five of the nine Christian converts arrested earlier this year in Rasht had their bail increased tenfold at a court […]

Convert refused asylum in Germany arrested on return to Tehran

Convert refused asylum in Germany arrested on return to Tehran

An Iranian convert to Christianity refused asylum in Germany and deported back to Iran was arrested “immediately” upon her arrival […]

Church ban ‘worse than prison’ for woman convert who lost appeal

Church ban ‘worse than prison’ for woman convert who lost appeal

Two months after two converts to Christianity were told they had lost their appeals against jail sentences for “spreading propaganda against the […]