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‘I was arrested for the crime of believing in Jesus’ – Rokhsareh Ghanbari

‘I was arrested for the crime of believing in Jesus’ – Rokhsareh Ghanbari

Sixty-one-year-old Christian convert Rokhsareh Ghanbari presented herself at Shahid Kachooei Prison in her home city of Karaj yesterday to begin […]

Amin Khaki remains in prison as friends go home

Amin Khaki remains in prison as friends go home

Four Christian converts have completed their jail sentences and returned home. A fifth member of the group remains in prison. […]

Iranians dominate religious freedom victims list

Iranians dominate religious freedom victims list

Iranians account for over half of all the victims of religious freedom violations named in a new list by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Iranian media rebuffs US’s religious freedom criticism

Iranian media rebuffs US’s religious freedom criticism

Pro-government media in Iran have launched a fresh propaganda drive in response to repeated criticism from the US over Iran’s […]

‘Christians are seen as cooperating with America to take the throne from Iran’

‘Christians are seen as cooperating with America to take the throne from Iran’

Dabrina Bet-Tamraz says Christians in Iran are “seen as cooperating with America to take the throne from Iran”.  “This is […]

Yousef Nadarkhani goes on hunger strike as son barred from school

Yousef Nadarkhani goes on hunger strike as son barred from school

Christian prisoner Yousef Nadarkhani has gone on hunger strike to protest against his son being barred from school because he […]

Three converts given six-month sentences for ‘promoting Zionist Christianity’

Three converts given six-month sentences for ‘promoting Zionist Christianity’

Three converts to Christianity have been sentenced to six months in prison for “propaganda against the system through promoting Zionist […]

‘Hold Iran accountable for religious freedom abuses’ – Dabrina Bet-Tamraz at UN

‘Hold Iran accountable for religious freedom abuses’ – Dabrina Bet-Tamraz at UN

The daughter of an Assyrian-Iranian pastor facing ten years in prison for his Christian activities has called on the international […]

Tehran withdraws tax exemption from churches, synagogues

Tehran withdraws tax exemption from churches, synagogues

Embed from Getty Images Churches and synagogues in Tehran are no longer tax exempt, according to a report from Iranian […]

European Parliament criticises Iran’s use of ‘national security’ laws

European Parliament criticises Iran’s use of ‘national security’ laws

Embed from Getty Images The European Parliament has called on Iran to “amend” the national-security crime laws “regularly used to […]