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Iranian referee asked if he’d converted to Christianity after officiating at ‘Armenian Olympics’

Iranian referee asked if he’d converted to Christianity after officiating at ‘Armenian Olympics’

A top-level Iranian football referee has revealed that he was asked if he had converted to Christianity because he officiated […]

Imprisoned Iranian Christian says people praying for him are ‘sharing my burdens’

Imprisoned Iranian Christian says people praying for him are ‘sharing my burdens’

An Iranian Christian convert serving a 10-year prison sentence for his membership of a Tehran house-church has written a letter […]

Easter release for Iranian Christian convert

Easter release for Iranian Christian convert

Iranian Christian convert Fatemeh (Aylar) Bakhtari has been told she does not need to return to prison to complete her […]

Christian convert, 62, released from prison, leave extended for two others

Christian convert, 62, released from prison, leave extended for two others

A 62-year-old Iranian woman convert to Christianity has been told she does not need to return to prison to complete […]

UK accepts ‘real risk’ of persecution for ‘ordinary’ Iranian Christians

UK accepts ‘real risk’ of persecution for ‘ordinary’ Iranian Christians

The UK’s new guidelines for asylum cases involving Iranian Christian converts acknowledge there is a “real risk” of persecution for […]

Iranian Christians denied furloughs even though retrials underway

Iranian Christians denied furloughs even though retrials underway

Four Iranian Christians serving ten-year sentences in Tehran’s Evin Prison are being denied temporary release even though their requests for […]

Ebrahim Firouzi’s exile extended by 11 months

Ebrahim Firouzi’s exile extended by 11 months

A Christian convert serving two years in internal exile in a remote southeastern Iranian city has had his exile extended […]

UN rapporteur calls for release of all prisoners of conscience

UN rapporteur calls for release of all prisoners of conscience

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran has called for the release of all prisoners of conscience, even […]

Convert gets two more years in prison  for ‘Evangelical Zionist Christianity’

Convert gets two more years in prison for ‘Evangelical Zionist Christianity’

Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad has been sentenced to an additional two years in prison. The 65-year-old was sentenced in January […]

Christian converts lose appeals against five-year sentences

Christian converts lose appeals against five-year sentences

Nine Christian converts have lost their appeals against five-year prison sentences, though none of the men, nor their lawyers, were […]