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 converts have been summoned to begin their five-year jail sentences for leading house-churches, for which they were convicted […]

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 […]

Anglican Church member given third prison sentence

Anglican Church member given third prison sentence

An Iranian Anglican Church member has been re-convicted of membership of a “Zionist Evangelical Christian” group “hostile to the regime”, […]

Iranian converts sent to jail, unable to afford bail

Iranian converts sent to jail, unable to afford bail

Four Iranian converts have been sent to Lakan Prison in the northern city of Rasht, having been unable to afford […]

Iran seeks to further clamp down on ‘obstacle’ of human rights lawyers

Iran seeks to further clamp down on ‘obstacle’ of human rights lawyers

The Iranian judiciary is seeking to further tighten its grip on the legal system by looking to replace the Iranian […]

Iran remains among world’s worst violators of religious freedom – USCIRF

Iran remains among world’s worst violators of religious freedom – USCIRF

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has once again listed Iran among the world’s worst violators of religious freedom. […]

Mary Mohammadi given suspended prison sentence and lashes

Mary Mohammadi given suspended prison sentence and lashes

Twenty-one-year-old Iranian Christian convert Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi has been sentenced to three months plus one day in prison, and ten […]

‘Immediately release prisoners of conscience to prevent humanitarian disaster’

‘Immediately release prisoners of conscience to prevent humanitarian disaster’

The Council of United Iranian Churches (Hamgaam) has called on Iran to immediately release all prisoners of conscience to “prevent […]