House-church leader returns to prison after first home visit since sudden transfer

House-church leader returns to prison after first home visit since sudden transfer

A house-church leader serving a six-year sentence for “propagating Christianity” has returned to a prison on the other side of […]

UN resolution notes ‘increasing’ religious-freedom restrictions in Iran

UN resolution notes ‘increasing’ religious-freedom restrictions in Iran

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution last week highlighting violations of human rights in Iran, including “ongoing severe […]

Converts released from prison but must report back daily for work

Converts released from prison but must report back daily for work

Three “Church of Iran” members sentenced to five years in prison for their participation in house-churches have been permitted to […]

UN experts reiterate concerns over Iran’s religious freedom violations

UN experts reiterate concerns over Iran’s religious freedom violations

The UN Human Rights Committee has reminded Iran of its obligations, as a signatory of the International Covenant on Civil […]

Islamic Republic delegation quizzed by UN experts on compliance with international law

Islamic Republic delegation quizzed by UN experts on compliance with international law

Iran’s violations of the rights of religious minorities, including Christians, was one of the issues raised by a panel of […]

Iranian Christians continue to suffer most from US reduction in refugee resettlement – report

Iranian Christians continue to suffer most from US reduction in refugee resettlement – report

Iranian Christians continue to be among the most affected by the significant drop in refugee resettlement to the United States […]

Iranian-Armenian pastor begins 10-year sentence for his ‘disturbing’ teachings

Iranian-Armenian pastor begins 10-year sentence for his ‘disturbing’ teachings

As Iran’s president was flying to New York this morning, an Iranian-Armenian pastor was handing himself in to prison in […]

Iranian Christians publish joint statement on anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s death

Iranian Christians publish joint statement on anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s death

Article18 has joined over 125 other Iranian Christian organisations and churches from 16 different countries in signing a joint statement […]

Iranian-Armenian pastor ‘pardoned’, released from prison

Iranian-Armenian pastor ‘pardoned’, released from prison

Iranian-Armenian pastor Joseph Shahbazian has been “pardoned” and released after just over a year in Tehran’s Evin Prison.

At least 10 still detained as numbers of arrests and affected cities rise

At least 10 still detained as numbers of arrests and affected cities rise

A clearer picture is beginning to emerge of the dozens of arrests of Christians that took place over a seven-week […]