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Pope breaks silence on protests, condemns executions

Pope breaks silence on protests, condemns executions

Pope Francis has broken his silence on the protests in Iran, specifically referring to the “recent demonstrations demanding greater respect for dignity of women” as part of his general condemnation of the death penalty.

Iranian-Assyrian woman protester released on bail after month in prison

Iranian-Assyrian woman protester released on bail after month in prison

An Iranian-Assyrian woman has been released on bail after more than a month in detention in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison […]

Pastor arrested at Christmas gathering during leave from prison

Pastor arrested at Christmas gathering during leave from prison

A “Church of Iran” pastor who had been on leave from prison since last summer was rearrested at a Christmas […]

Artist and champion of inter-religious dialogue ‘sentenced to death’

Artist and champion of inter-religious dialogue ‘sentenced to death’

An Iranian artist who once donated an illustrated copy of the Psalms to families of the victims of 9/11 has reportedly been sentenced to death for “spying for foreign countries”.

Iran’s most famous church cancels New Year celebrations

Iran’s most famous church cancels New Year celebrations

The annual Christmas and New Year celebrations at the most famous Armenian church in Iran were cancelled this year, in what has been viewed by many as a signal of solidarity with protesters.

Christian convert mourns death of mother who pleaded for his release

Christian convert mourns death of mother who pleaded for his release

A Christian convert recently released after nearly five years’ imprisonment for “acting against national security” is now mourning the death […]

Church statements the latest use of Iran’s Assyrian, Armenian Christians as regime propaganda

Church statements the latest use of Iran’s Assyrian, Armenian Christians as regime propaganda

The Iranian regime continues to use the voices of its recognised Christian minority as part of its propaganda drive against […]

Converts cleared of wrongdoing in second trial on identical charges

Converts cleared of wrongdoing in second trial on identical charges

Three “Church of Iran” members serving five-year prison sentences for “spreading deviant beliefs contrary to Islam” have been cleared of wrongdoing in a second trial on identical charges.

UNHRC Special Session the ‘beginning of the end for Iran’s sense of impunity’

UNHRC Special Session the ‘beginning of the end for Iran’s sense of impunity’

Article18 director Mansour Borji has welcomed yesterday’s historic decision by UN Human Rights Council members to send a fact-finding mission […]

Assyrian protesters a ‘cancerous tumour’ in Iran’s Christian community, says former MP

Assyrian protesters a ‘cancerous tumour’ in Iran’s Christian community, says former MP

The former parliamentary representative of Iran’s Assyrian minority has strongly criticised Christians for participating in or encouraging participation in the ongoing protests.