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Iranian-Assyrian Christian couple lose appeals against combined 15 years in prison

Iranian-Assyrian Christian couple lose appeals against combined 15 years in prison

An Iranian-Assyrian couple sentenced to a combined 15 years in prison for teaching Muslim converts about Christianity have finally been […]

Former missionary hospital saved from demolition

Former missionary hospital saved from demolition

A hospital founded by Presbyterian missionaries nearly a century ago has regained its nationally-registered status, protecting it from potential demolition. […]

Concerns for Christians after coronavirus outbreak at Evin Prison

Concerns for Christians after coronavirus outbreak at Evin Prison

There are concerns over the health of four Christian prisoners of conscience after one of them tested positive for Covid-19 […]

Iranian Christian convert wins award for religious freedom animation

Iranian Christian convert wins award for religious freedom animation

An Iranian Christian convert has won the top prize in an international film competition* for her short animation depicting a […]

Prison sentences for Rasht converts

Prison sentences for Rasht converts

Four Iranian Christian converts have received prison sentences of between two and five years for “acting against national security” by […]

Unprecedented bail demand for Iranian-Armenian house-church leader

Unprecedented bail demand for Iranian-Armenian house-church leader

The family of an Iranian-Armenian house-church leader who remains in detention more than three weeks after his arrest have been […]

Ismaeil Maghrebinejad faces prison as final appeals fail

Ismaeil Maghrebinejad faces prison as final appeals fail

Iranian Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad has lost his appeal against the two remaining prison sentences issued to him earlier this […]

Converts charged with acting against national security by promoting ‘Zionist Christianity’

Converts charged with acting against national security by promoting ‘Zionist Christianity’

At least 10 of the more than a dozen Christian converts arrested two weeks ago in raids on their homes […]

Iran’s Guardian Council orders amendments to bill that threatens religious minorities

Iran’s Guardian Council orders amendments to bill that threatens religious minorities

Iran’s Guardian Council has asked for amendments to be made to a proposed parliamentary bill that threatens to facilitate the […]

97% reduction in Iranian Christian refugee arrivals in US since 2015 – report

97% reduction in Iranian Christian refugee arrivals in US since 2015 – report

A joint report by Christian charities World Relief and Open Doors has highlighted the dramatic reduction in refugee arrivals to […]