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Retired Armenian pastor released on bail after two weeks’ detention

Retired Armenian pastor released on bail after two weeks’ detention

Retired Iranian-Armenian pastor Vruir Avanessian has been released on bail after two weeks in detention. Pastor Vruir was arrested on […]

Shiraz Christians still ‘in jail and uncertainty’

Shiraz Christians still ‘in jail and uncertainty’

Article18’s Advocacy Director, Mansour Borji, has spoken to Radio Farda’s Fred Petrossian about the situation of four Christian prisoners in […]

‘Grave concern’ over health of imprisoned pastor

‘Grave concern’ over health of imprisoned pastor

Article18’s Advocacy Director, Mansour Borji, has expressed “grave concern” about the physical condition of imprisoned church leader Behnam Irani. “Various […]

Tehran church forced to close by Revolutionary Guards

Tehran church forced to close by Revolutionary Guards

A church in western Tehran has been forced to close by order of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. The pastor of […]

Tehran churches banned from holding services in Persian

Tehran churches banned from holding services in Persian

Two officially registered churches in Tehran have been told they can no longer conduct services in the Persian language, nor […]

Ahvaz Christians arrested ahead of Christmas

Ahvaz Christians arrested ahead of Christmas

The pastor of the Assemblies of God Church in Ahvaz has been detained, alongside his wife and two church members, […]

Yousef Nadarkhani sentenced to death for apostasy

Yousef Nadarkhani sentenced to death for apostasy

Christian convert Yousef Nadarkhani has been sentenced to death for apostasy. Just one Christian leader has been executed for apostasy […]

Pastor Hossein Soodmand remembered, 20 years after his hanging

Pastor Hossein Soodmand remembered, 20 years after his hanging

Twenty years since the hanging of Iranian pastor Hossein Soodmand, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, 4 December, […]