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‘We’re too quiet,’ say Iranian Christian survivors of persecution

‘We’re too quiet,’ say Iranian Christian survivors of persecution

Three Christian women survivors of persecution in Iran have called upon the international community to make more noise on behalf […]

Iranian Christians granted early release from prison

Iranian Christians granted early release from prison

Three Iranian Christian converts have been granted early release from prison, reports Middle East Concern. Asghar Salehi was released from […]

Iranian Christian prisoner sends condolences to plane victims

Iranian Christian prisoner sends condolences to plane victims

An Iranian Christian serving a ten-year prison sentence for his membership of a house-church has shared his condolences with the […]

Christian convert, 65, sentenced to three years in prison

Christian convert, 65, sentenced to three years in prison

Ismaeil Maghrebinejad, a 65-year-old convert to Christianity, has been sentenced to three years in prison for “insulting Islamic sacred beliefs”. […]

Exile and pressure on family members as violations of Christians’ rights continued in 2019

Exile and pressure on family members as violations of Christians’ rights continued in 2019

Iranian Christians continued to suffer multiple violations of their right to freedom of religion of belief in 2019, Article18’s latest […]

Christian convert Fatemeh Mohammadi arrested in Tehran

Christian convert Fatemeh Mohammadi arrested in Tehran

Christian convert Fatemeh Mohammadi has been arrested in Tehran and taken to an unknown location, according to the Persian-language news […]

Iran is 9th hardest place to be a Christian – report

Iran is 9th hardest place to be a Christian – report

Iran remains the ninth hardest country in which to be a Christian, according to the latest annual report of religious-freedom […]

Denial of education ‘used as lever to pressure religious minorities’

Denial of education ‘used as lever to pressure religious minorities’

An Iranian Christian convert kicked out of university last month, without explanation, has spoken with Article18 about the decision and […]

Iran bulldozes grave of pastor executed for apostasy

Iran bulldozes grave of pastor executed for apostasy

The grave of the only Iranian Christian to have been executed on official charges of apostasy has been demolished. The […]

Pastor’s son summoned to begin jail sentence

Pastor’s son summoned to begin jail sentence

The son of an Iranian-Assyrian couple facing years in prison for their Christian activities has been summoned to serve his […]