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Iranian Christian convert with Parkinson’s disease faces prison

Iranian Christian convert with Parkinson’s disease faces prison

An Iranian Christian convert with advanced Parkinson’s disease and his wife have been told to expect a summons any day […]

Article18 calls for renewal of mandate of UN rapporteur on human rights in Iran

Article18 calls for renewal of mandate of UN rapporteur on human rights in Iran

Article18 has joined 38 other rights groups in calling for the renewal of the mandate of the UN’s special rapporteur […]

UK ambassador calls on Iran to end persecution of Christian converts

UK ambassador calls on Iran to end persecution of Christian converts

The UK’s permanent representative to the UN has called on Iran to end its “persistent” discrimination and persecution of religious […]

UN rapporteur condemns Iran’s treatment of PS752 protesters like Mary Mohammadi

UN rapporteur condemns Iran’s treatment of PS752 protesters like Mary Mohammadi

The UN’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions has condemned Iran for “multiple human rights violations” in the downing last year of Ukrainian passenger plane PS752 and response to subsequent protests.

Ebrahim Firouzi released on bail, but charges not dropped

Ebrahim Firouzi released on bail, but charges not dropped

Iranian Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi has been released on bail after nearly three weeks in detention. The 34-year-old, who has […]

Iran’s Catholics welcome new archbishop after six-year hiatus

Iran’s Catholics welcome new archbishop after six-year hiatus

Fr Dominique Mathieu, 57, was consecrated last week as archbishop of the Tehran-Isfahan archdiocese – one of the smallest in the world, with just six parishes and an estimated 2,000-6,000 members.

Yasser Mossayebzadeh granted conditional release from prison

Yasser Mossayebzadeh granted conditional release from prison

Mohammad Ali (Yasser) Mossayebzadeh, who was serving a 10-year sentence as a result of his membership of a house-church, has been granted conditional release from prison.

Iran found guilty of ‘arbitrary detention’ of Christian pastor

Iran found guilty of ‘arbitrary detention’ of Christian pastor

The UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled that the Iranian government is guilty of arbitrarily detaining Christian pastor […]

Ebrahim Firouzi still in prison as church council voices concern

Ebrahim Firouzi still in prison as church council voices concern

The Council of United Iranian Churches (Hamgaam) has called on the Iranian authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” release Christian convert […]

Iran passes bill that threatens further repression of Christian converts

Iran passes bill that threatens further repression of Christian converts

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has signed into law two controversial amendments to the Penal Code, which it is feared will be used to further clamp down on unrecognised religious minorities, including Christian converts.