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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, […]

Christians acquitted of apostasy but jailed for ‘propaganda’

Christians acquitted of apostasy but jailed for ‘propaganda’

Six Christian converts have been acquitted of “apostasy”, “blasphemy” and “acting against national security” but sentenced to a year each […]

Mass arrests of Christians in days after Christmas

Mass arrests of Christians in days after Christmas

Scores of Christians in Tehran and other cities have been arrested in recent daysas part of a mass operation by agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence.

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, […]

Christians acquitted, released on bail

Christians acquitted, released on bail

A number of reports have reached Article18 in recent days of the release on bail of several Christians, as well […]