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US State Department highlights Iran’s continued persecution of religious minorities

US State Department highlights Iran’s continued persecution of religious minorities

The US State Department’s latest annual report on international religious freedom includes a comprehensive overview of Iran’s continued persecution of […]

Rasht Christians pleaded for more time with families before imprisonment

Rasht Christians pleaded for more time with families before imprisonment

Article18 reported last week that four Iranian Christian converts from the northern city of Rasht had been summoned to begin […]

Article18 calls on UNHRC to question Iran over religious freedom violations

Article18 calls on UNHRC to question Iran over religious freedom violations

Article18 has submitted a new report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, highlighting the “multiple layers” of religious-freedom violations […]

Christians’ appeal hearing postponed again – this time without excuse

Christians’ appeal hearing postponed again – this time without excuse

Yet another appeal hearing in the long-running court cases against an Iranian-Assyrian pastor, his wife and three Christian converts was […]

House-church leaders summoned to begin five-year prison sentences

House-church leaders summoned to begin five-year prison sentences

Four Iranian Christian converts have been summoned to begin their five-year jail sentences for leading house-churches, for which they were […]

Fires at three religious minority sites in days

Fires at three religious minority sites in days

Fires have been reported at three sites belonging to religious minorities, including a Christian cemetery, in just a few days […]

Anglican Church member given third prison sentence at retrial

Anglican Church member given third prison sentence at retrial

An Iranian Anglican Church member has been reconvicted of membership of a “Zionist Evangelical Christian” group “hostile to the regime” […]

Iranian Christians sent to jail, unable to afford bail

Iranian Christians sent to jail, unable to afford bail

Four Iranian converts to Christianity have been sent to Lakan Prison in the northern city of Rasht, having been unable […]

Iran seeks to further clamp down on ‘obstacle’ of human rights lawyers

Iran seeks to further clamp down on ‘obstacle’ of human rights lawyers

The Iranian judiciary is seeking to further tighten its grip on the legal system by looking to replace the Iranian […]

40 years since murder of first Iranian bishop’s only son

40 years since murder of first Iranian bishop’s only son

On 6 May 1980, at the age of just 24, Bahram Dehqani-Tafti, the only son of the first ethnic Iranian […]