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AOG closure could ‘set precedent’ for all Persian-language churches

AOG closure could ‘set precedent’ for all Persian-language churches

The Superintendent of the Assemblies of God denomination in the US has called on Christians to “earnestly pray” for the […]

Tehran pastor arrested during church service

Tehran pastor arrested during church service

One of the leaders of the Central Assemblies of God Church in Tehran, Robert Asseriyan, was arrested today while leading […]

Tehran church faces threat of complete closure

Tehran church faces threat of complete closure

The leaders of the Central Assemblies of God Church in Tehran have invited church members to a meeting next Sunday, […]

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 […]

Evangelical church leader and wife arrested in Karaj

Evangelical church leader and wife arrested in Karaj

Mehrdad Sajjadi, a leader at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Tehran, was arrested together with his wife Forough Dashtiani on […]

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, […]