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Revolutionary Court trials ‘unfair in almost all cases’ – jailed rights lawyer

Revolutionary Court trials ‘unfair in almost all cases’ – jailed rights lawyer

Jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has published an open letter from Evin Prison claiming the verdicts issued by Iran’s Revolutionary Courts […]

Article18 calls for ‘full enjoyment’ of religious freedom in UPR submission

Article18 calls for ‘full enjoyment’ of religious freedom in UPR submission

Article18 has partnered with two fellow advocacy organisations to submit recommendations on Iran to the 34th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) […]

UK’s controversial rejection of convert’s asylum claim ‘needs thorough investigation’

UK’s controversial rejection of convert’s asylum claim ‘needs thorough investigation’

The UK’s immigration service has come under fire for using verses from the Bible to contradict the claims of an […]

UN renews mandate of special rapporteur on human rights in Iran

UN renews mandate of special rapporteur on human rights in Iran

The UN has today renewed the mandate of its special rapporteur on human rights in Iran for another year following a joint letter by […]

Seven Rasht Christians released on bail, two detained

Seven Rasht Christians released on bail, two detained

Seven of the nine “Church of Iran” members arrested this year in Rasht have been released on bail, but two […]

Rights groups call for renewal of UN rapporteur’s mandate

Rights groups call for renewal of UN rapporteur’s mandate

A coalition of 42 rights groups, including Article18, have called for the renewal of the mandate of the UN’s special […]

Farsi-language service held at UK Anglican church for first time

Farsi-language service held at UK Anglican church for first time

A Farsi-language service has been held at an Anglican church in the UK for the first time, in recognition of […]

UN Special Rapporteur calls for release of all imprisoned for their faith

UN Special Rapporteur calls for release of all imprisoned for their faith

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran has bemoaned the “heavy sentences” given to Iranian Christians and called […]

Arrests of Rasht Christians continue, taking total to 9 in a month

Arrests of Rasht Christians continue, taking total to 9 in a month

Three more members of the “Church of Iran” network in Rasht have been arrested, taking the total to nine in […]

Religious freedom ‘systematically violated’ in Iran – Amnesty International

Religious freedom ‘systematically violated’ in Iran – Amnesty International

Iran’s “systematic violation” of freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) was just one of the ways the 40-year-old regime “suppressed” […]