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Ebrahim Firouzi promised release, ends hunger strike

Ebrahim Firouzi promised release, ends hunger strike

Imprisoned Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi has ended his hunger strike after receiving assurances he will soon be released and the […]

Ebrahim Firouzi to begin hunger strike after latest imprisonment

Ebrahim Firouzi to begin hunger strike after latest imprisonment

Exiled and now newly imprisoned Iranian Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi has declared that he will begin a hunger strike tomorrow […]

UN rapporteur tells Iran to ‘release all imprisoned for exercising right to religious freedom’

UN rapporteur tells Iran to ‘release all imprisoned for exercising right to religious freedom’

The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Iran has reiterated his “deep concerns” over “persisting” discrimination against religious minorities in the country.

Exiled Iranian Christian convert summoned to explain ‘propaganda’

Exiled Iranian Christian convert summoned to explain ‘propaganda’

An Iranian Christian convert who has spent years in prison and is now in internal exile has been summoned to respond to fresh allegations of “propaganda against the Islamic Republic in favour of hostile groups”.

Iranian Christians ordered not to meet – in person or online

Iranian Christians ordered not to meet – in person or online

Eleven Christian couples from a city just outside Tehran have been ordered by agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence to sign commitments to refrain from meeting together – either in person or online.

Iran still found time to persecute Christians in 2020, despite pandemic

Iran still found time to persecute Christians in 2020, despite pandemic

In a year dominated by Covid-19, Iran still found time to persecute Christians in 2020, Article18’s annual report reveals. The […]

Converts face prison for ‘promoting Christianity’

Converts face prison for ‘promoting Christianity’

An appeals court in the southwestern Iranian city of Bushehr has upheld the one-year prison sentences given to three Christian converts for “propagating against the Islamic Republic through promoting Christianity”.

Iranian Christian group ‘dismantled’ for ‘creating moral deviations’

Iranian Christian group ‘dismantled’ for ‘creating moral deviations’

An Iranian news agency linked to the Revolutionary Guard Corps has reported the arrest of a “network” of Christians in “several provinces” for “creating moral deviations” and “promoting [religious] conversion”.

Mary Mohammadi told she can’t have old job back, arrested again

Mary Mohammadi told she can’t have old job back, arrested again

Iranian Christian convert Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi has been arrested again – this time for alleged “improper” hijab – and continues […]

Iran denies persecuting Christians, calls house-churches ‘enemy groups’

Iran denies persecuting Christians, calls house-churches ‘enemy groups’

Iran has denied systematically persecuting Christians, in response to a formal enquiry by six senior UN rights experts.