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Christian prisoner of conscience awaiting results of MRI scan

Christian prisoner of conscience awaiting results of MRI scan

There are renewed concerns over the health of a 60-year-old Christian convert, who has spent the past four and a […]

Seven Iranian Christians sentenced to total of 32 years in prison

Seven Iranian Christians sentenced to total of 32 years in prison

An Iranian-Armenian Christian pastor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and two women converts to Christianity to six years for their leadership roles within house-churches.

House-church leader loses appeal as seven other Christians await verdict 

House-church leader loses appeal as seven other Christians await verdict 

An appeal court has upheld a 10-year prison sentence for a house-church leader issued by a notorious judge.  Anooshavan Avedian, an […]

House-church members still detained, families told upcoming appeal doomed

House-church members still detained, families told upcoming appeal doomed

Three house-church members already facing five-year prison sentences remain in detention more than a week after they were re-arrested. Ayoob […]

‘Europe should seek new relationship with Iran grounded in human rights’

‘Europe should seek new relationship with Iran grounded in human rights’

‘Challenging Minority Discrimination in Iran’ was the title of a conference held at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday.  […]

Converts already facing charges re-arrested in Rasht

Converts already facing charges re-arrested in Rasht

Four “Church of Iran” members already facing criminal charges relating to the practice of their faith, while a fifth was ordered to hand himself in today.

10-year sentence for Iranian-Armenian for ‘disturbing’ Christian teaching

10-year sentence for Iranian-Armenian for ‘disturbing’ Christian teaching

An Iranian-Armenian Christian faces 10 years in prison for teaching other Christians in his home, or what a notorious judge […]

Persian-speaking Christians demand right to work

Persian-speaking Christians demand right to work

Twenty-five Iranian Christians have signed a joint statement highlighting the Islamic Republic’s deprivation of Persian-speaking Christians’ right to work.

Illegally detained pastor returns to prison after first furlough in four years

Illegally detained pastor returns to prison after first furlough in four years

Arbitrarily detained pastor Yousef Nadarkhani must return to Tehran’s Evin Prison today after enjoying his first visit home in nearly […]

Second Iranian Christian woman began prison sentence on Easter Saturday

Second Iranian Christian woman began prison sentence on Easter Saturday

A second Iranian woman convert to Christianity began a two-year prison sentence on Easter Saturday on charges related to the […]