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UN rapporteur calls for ‘immediate and unconditional’ release of religious prisoners of conscience

UN rapporteur calls for ‘immediate and unconditional’ release of religious prisoners of conscience

The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Iran has once again called on Iran to “immediately and unconditionally release […]

Christian convert begins exile weeks after leaving prison

Christian convert begins exile weeks after leaving prison

Today, four weeks after leaving prison, Iranian Christian convert Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi journeyed south to begin his exile more […]

Christian converts leave Iran, facing combined 35 years in prison

Christian converts leave Iran, facing combined 35 years in prison

Three Iranian Christian converts whose appeals against a combined 35 years in prison were recently rejected want to let their […]

Iranian church leaders condemn UK bishops’ endorsement of opposition group

Iranian church leaders condemn UK bishops’ endorsement of opposition group

Senior Iranian church leaders have strongly refuted the claims of a group of UK Anglican bishops that Christians in Iran […]

‘First movie ever to address underground Christian movement in Iran’

‘First movie ever to address underground Christian movement in Iran’

A new film is the “first ever to address the underground Christian movement inside of Iran”, its director says. Cyrus […]

Survey supports claims of 1 million Christian converts in Iran

Survey supports claims of 1 million Christian converts in Iran

For years, international Christian organisations have claimed there may be as many as one million secret Christian believers in Iran. Now they have some proof.

Joseph Shahbazian released on bail after 54 days

Joseph Shahbazian released on bail after 54 days

Iranian-Armenian Christian Joseph Shahbazian has been released on bail after nearly two months in detention. The 56-year-old was one of […]

Iranian-Armenian Christian prisoner’s family see him for first time in seven weeks

Iranian-Armenian Christian prisoner’s family see him for first time in seven weeks

The wife and son of an Iranian-Armenian Christian who remains in detention seven weeks after his arrest were able to […]

Iranian-Assyrian Christians flee but vow to continue legal battle

Iranian-Assyrian Christians flee but vow to continue legal battle

Article18 can now confirm that Iranian-Assyrian Christians Victor Bet-Tamraz and Shamiram Issavi fled Iran on Saturday, hours before Shamiram was due to begin her five-year prison sentence.

Christian convert released after two years in prison

Christian convert released after two years in prison

Iranian Christian convert Mohammadreza (Youhan) Omidi has been released from prison after completing his reduced two-year sentence for “acting against […]