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Fires at three religious minority sites in days

Fires at three religious minority sites in days

Fires have been reported at three sites belonging to religious minorities, including a Christian cemetery, in just a few days […]

Anglican Church member given third prison sentence at retrial

Anglican Church member given third prison sentence at retrial

An Iranian Anglican Church member has been reconvicted of membership of a “Zionist Evangelical Christian” group “hostile to the regime” […]

Iranian Christians sent to jail, unable to afford bail

Iranian Christians sent to jail, unable to afford bail

Four Iranian converts to Christianity have been sent to Lakan Prison in the northern city of Rasht, having been unable […]

Iran seeks to further clamp down on ‘obstacle’ of human rights lawyers

Iran seeks to further clamp down on ‘obstacle’ of human rights lawyers

The Iranian judiciary is seeking to further tighten its grip on the legal system by looking to replace the Iranian […]

40 years since murder of first Iranian bishop’s only son

40 years since murder of first Iranian bishop’s only son

On 6 May 1980, at the age of just 24, Bahram Dehqani-Tafti, the only son of the first ethnic Iranian […]

Iran remains among world’s worst violators of religious freedom – USCIRF

Iran remains among world’s worst violators of religious freedom – USCIRF

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has once again listed Iran among the world’s worst violators of religious freedom. […]

Mary Mohammadi given suspended prison sentence and lashes

Mary Mohammadi given suspended prison sentence and lashes

Twenty-one-year-old Iranian Christian convert Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi has been sentenced to three months plus one day in prison, and ten […]

‘Immediately release prisoners of conscience to prevent humanitarian disaster’

‘Immediately release prisoners of conscience to prevent humanitarian disaster’

The Council of United Iranian Churches (Hamgaam) has called on Iran to immediately release all prisoners of conscience to “prevent […]

UN experts call for release of all prisoners of conscience

UN experts call for release of all prisoners of conscience

A group of UN human rights experts have called on Iran to release all prisoners of conscience, in line with […]

Iranian referee asked if he’d converted to Christianity after officiating at ‘Armenian Olympics’

Iranian referee asked if he’d converted to Christianity after officiating at ‘Armenian Olympics’

A top-level Iranian football referee has revealed that he was asked if he had converted to Christianity because he officiated […]