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Article18 welcomes extension of UN human rights rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 welcomes extension of UN human rights rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 welcomes the extension of the mandate of the UN’s special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran by […]

Christian converts’ sentences reduced, but not overturned

Christian converts’ sentences reduced, but not overturned

Three Christian converts currently serving 10-year sentences in Tehran’s Evin Prison have had their sentences reduced at a retrial, but […]

Law change threatens further repression of Iran’s religious minorities

Law change threatens further repression of Iran’s religious minorities

A human rights lawyer whose clients include jailed Christian convert Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh says a recent change to the law […]

Article18 calls for renewal of UN rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 calls for renewal of UN rapporteur’s mandate

Article18 today joined 38 other rights groups in calling for the renewal of the mandate of the UN’s Special Rapporteur […]

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 […]