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UK hires clerics to train asylum staff in religious literacy

UK hires clerics to train asylum staff in religious literacy

The UK’s immigration service has hired clerics to train its staff in religious literacy, following years of criticism that workers […]

Iran considers denying access to lawyers in ‘national security’ cases

Iran considers denying access to lawyers in ‘national security’ cases

Amnesty International has called on Iranian lawmakers to “urgently revise” a proposed amendment to the criminal code that would deny detainees facing […]

Jailed woman convert accuses Intelligence Minister of ‘violating constitution’

Jailed woman convert accuses Intelligence Minister of ‘violating constitution’

A young woman who was jailed for six months for being part of a Tehran “house church” has written an […]

Dabrina Bet-Tamraz: My parents’ lives are on hold

Dabrina Bet-Tamraz: My parents’ lives are on hold

The daughter of an Assyrian pastor and his wife still awaiting the outcome of their appeals against prison sentences for […]

Intelligence Minister admits collaborative effort to combat conversions to Christianity

Intelligence Minister admits collaborative effort to combat conversions to Christianity

Embed from Getty Images Iran’s Minister of Intelligence has for the first time publicly admitted that his agency is collaborating […]

‘Alarming’ situation for Christians in Iran, UK government review finds

‘Alarming’ situation for Christians in Iran, UK government review finds

The situation for Christians and other minorities in Iran “has reached an alarming stage”, according to a new report conducted on behalf […]

Iranian government heightened its systematic targeting of religious minorities in 2018 – USCIRF

Iranian government heightened its systematic targeting of religious minorities in 2018 – USCIRF

Embed from Getty Images Iran remains among the world’s most egregious violators of religious freedom, according to the 20th annual […]

16 Bushehr converts face prison as appeals fail

16 Bushehr converts face prison as appeals fail

Sixteen converts to Christianity in the southwestern city of Bushehr are facing time in prison after their convictions were upheld […]

Armenian Christian enjoys Easter break from prison

Armenian Christian enjoys Easter break from prison

An Iranian-Armenian Christian serving a five-year jail sentence for “acting against national security through house-church activities” was permitted temporary leave […]

Religious minority representatives defend Revolutionary Guard ‘terrorists’

Religious minority representatives defend Revolutionary Guard ‘terrorists’

After the USA designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “terrorist group”, representatives of Iran’s ethnic religious minorities in the Islamic Consultative […]