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Ebrahim Firouzi’s exile extended by 11 months

Ebrahim Firouzi’s exile extended by 11 months

A Christian convert serving two years in internal exile in a remote southeastern Iranian city has had his exile extended […]

UN rapporteur calls for release of all prisoners of conscience

UN rapporteur calls for release of all prisoners of conscience

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran has called for the release of all prisoners of conscience, even […]

Convert gets two more years in prison  for ‘Evangelical Zionist Christianity’

Convert gets two more years in prison for ‘Evangelical Zionist Christianity’

Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad has been sentenced to an additional two years in prison. The 65-year-old was sentenced in January […]

Christian converts lose appeals against five-year sentences

Christian converts lose appeals against five-year sentences

Nine Christian converts have lost their appeals against five-year prison sentences, though none of the men, nor their lawyers, were […]

Six Christians among 54,000 released from prison

Six Christians among 54,000 released from prison

Six Christians were among the more than 54,000 prisoners released from custody in Iran over the past week, as part […]

Mary Mohammadi thanks supporters as court hearing postponed

Mary Mohammadi thanks supporters as court hearing postponed

Christian convert Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi has used her first social-media post since her arrest on 12 January to thank her […]

‘Deplorable conditions, degrading treatment’ in Iran’s overcrowded prisons – report

‘Deplorable conditions, degrading treatment’ in Iran’s overcrowded prisons – report

The “deplorable conditions” inside Iran’s overcrowded prisons and “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment” of prisoners is the focus of the […]

Assyrian Christian Ramiel Bet-Tamraz released from prison

Assyrian Christian Ramiel Bet-Tamraz released from prison

Dabrina Bet-Tamraz has informed Article18 that her brother, Ramiel, an Assyrian Christian and son of pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz, was released […]

Coronavirus concerns for Iranian Christians at home and in prison

Coronavirus concerns for Iranian Christians at home and in prison

Embed from Getty Images There are growing concerns in Iran about the potential for coronavirus to spread quickly within Iran’s […]

Christians’ appeal hearing postponed again over procedural issue

Christians’ appeal hearing postponed again over procedural issue

Once again an appeal hearing in the case of five Christians sentenced to between five and 15 years in prison […]