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2018 was Iran’s ‘year of shame’ – Amnesty International

2018 was Iran’s ‘year of shame’ – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has called 2018 Iran’s “year of shame” for its “chilling” crackdown on the rights to freedom of expression, […]

Sunni spiritual leader decries discrimination against religious minorities

Sunni spiritual leader decries discrimination against religious minorities

The spiritual leader of Iran’s Sunni minority says the country’s religious minorities continue to suffer discrimination, despite the pledges of […]

1 year since Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh began sentence

1 year since Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh began sentence

Christian convert Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh is now one year into his ten-year jail sentence for “acting against national security through […]

25 years since Haik Hovsepian’s murder

25 years since Haik Hovsepian’s murder

Tomorrow will be the 25th anniversary of the extrajudicial killing of Haik Hovsepian, one of several Christian leaders found dead […]

Rasht converts told to renounce their faith by appeal court judges

Rasht converts told to renounce their faith by appeal court judges

Two converts to Christianity were asked to renounce their faith during their appeal hearing on 15 January in Tehran. When […]

Imprisonment of 37 Christian converts highlighted by Human Rights Watch

Imprisonment of 37 Christian converts highlighted by Human Rights Watch

Iran’s mistreatment of religious minorities, including the imprisonment of 37 converts to Christianity, is highlighted in the Iran chapter of […]

Iran’s Christians faced ‘unprecedented’ wave of arrests in 2018

Iran’s Christians faced ‘unprecedented’ wave of arrests in 2018

An “unprecedented” wave of raids on private house gatherings of Christians at the end of 2018, leading to more than […]

Iran rises to 9th on annual ranking of worst persecutors of Christians

Iran rises to 9th on annual ranking of worst persecutors of Christians

Iran has risen to 9th on Open Doors International’s ranking of the 50 countries where it’s hardest to be a […]

Dervishes share photos appearing to reveal police brutality

Dervishes share photos appearing to reveal police brutality

Photographs have emerged appearing to show 10 Gonabadi dervishes with bandaged heads and bruised faces posing for police mugshots. The […]

Sisters released on bail after paying 1 billion tomans

Sisters released on bail after paying 1 billion tomans

Two sisters who were arrested in Ahvaz earlier this month and charged with “action against Iran’s national security through evangelism” […]