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Article18 calls for renewal of special rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 calls for renewal of special rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 has joined with other 36 other rights groups in calling on all members of the UN Human Rights Council to support the renewal of the mandate of the special rapporteur on human rights in Iran.

‘Justice in Iran doesn’t have any meaning’ – Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

‘Justice in Iran doesn’t have any meaning’ – Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe highlighted the plight of remaining prisoners of conscience, including members of religious groups, during her first public comments […]

‘Sovereignty does not give Iran a carte blanche for human rights violations’ – Javaid Rehman

‘Sovereignty does not give Iran a carte blanche for human rights violations’ – Javaid Rehman

The UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran once again highlighted the persecution of religious minorities, including Christian converts, […]

Article18 joins call for withdrawal of draconian Internet bill

Article18 joins call for withdrawal of draconian Internet bill

Article18 has joined with over 50 other human rights groups in signing a joint statement calling on the Iranian parliament to immediately withdraw a draconian Internet bill that would violate multiple human rights including freedom of expression.

Iran criticises UN report, calls claims of arrests of Christians ‘false’

Iran criticises UN report, calls claims of arrests of Christians ‘false’

Iran has dismissed the latest report by the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Iran as “biased”, “politically motivated” and based only on “a series of unsubstantiated and untrue allegations” by “foreign media”.

Anglican bishop of Iran’s official residence turned into a museum

Anglican bishop of Iran’s official residence turned into a museum

The official residence and family home of the former Anglican bishop of Iran is now a museum.

Supreme Court summarily dismisses Christian convert’s long-awaited retrial bid

Supreme Court summarily dismisses Christian convert’s long-awaited retrial bid

Only one day after nine Christian converts were acquitted of “acting against national security” by worshipping in house-churches, another Christian […]

Case closed: Christians’ house-church worship was not ‘action against national security’

Case closed: Christians’ house-church worship was not ‘action against national security’

Nine Christian converts who spent a combined nearly 20 years in prison for “acting against national security” and “promoting Zionist Christianity” have been acquitted by an appeal court.

Iran’s Vatican embassy angry at claim Catholic archbishop and nun denied visas

Iran’s Vatican embassy angry at claim Catholic archbishop and nun denied visas

The Iranian embassy to the Holy See has reacted angrily to an article on a Catholic website highlighting the challenges faced by Christians in Iran.

Four Christians unwell after suspected Covid-19 outbreak in Evin Prison

Four Christians unwell after suspected Covid-19 outbreak in Evin Prison

Four Christian prisoners of conscience in Tehran’s Evin Prison have fallen ill in recent days following a suspected Covid-19 outbreak within their ward.