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Iran’s repression of human rights defenders focus of new report

Iran’s repression of human rights defenders focus of new report

Christian convert Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi is among 53 activists featured in a new report highlighting Iran’s repression of human rights defenders.

Christian convert’s third plea for retrial rejected

Christian convert’s third plea for retrial rejected

Imprisoned Christian convert Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh has been informed that his third request for a retrial has been rejected. Nasser, […]

Christian homes targeted in coordinated Fardis raids

Christian homes targeted in coordinated Fardis raids

Twelve Christian homes were raided by intelligence agents today in a coordinated operation in Fardis, west of Tehran, at around 9am.

Stockholm protesters gather in support of Iranian Christians

Stockholm protesters gather in support of Iranian Christians

A group of Iranian Christians living in Sweden say they are planning monthly protests in support of Christians in Iran. […]

Tehran church with giant cross demolished

Tehran church with giant cross demolished

A 70-year-old Adventist church in central Tehran has been demolished, along with the giant concrete cross on its facade.

Saheb Fadaie returns to prison after short furlough

Saheb Fadaie returns to prison after short furlough

Christian prisoner of conscience Saheb Fadaie has returned to prison after a five-day furlough. Saheb, whose birth name is Zaman, […]

US condemns Iran for flogging Christian convert for taking Communion

US condemns Iran for flogging Christian convert for taking Communion

The US State Department has condemned the flogging of Iranian Christian convert Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi for drinking Communion wine.

Iranian Christian convert lashed 80 times for drinking Communion wine

Iranian Christian convert lashed 80 times for drinking Communion wine

Iranian Christian convert Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi was today lashed 80 times for drinking wine as part of Holy Communion. […]

Lawyers and activists call on judiciary to overturn ‘illegal’ adoption ruling against converts

Lawyers and activists call on judiciary to overturn ‘illegal’ adoption ruling against converts

One hundred and twenty lawyers and activists have written an open letter to the head of the judiciary in Iran, […]

Christian convert among women prisoners of conscience to describe ‘white torture’

Christian convert among women prisoners of conscience to describe ‘white torture’

Christian convert Mary Mohammadi is among 12 female current and former prisoners of conscience interviewed as part of a new book on “white torture” inside Iran’s prisons.