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Nine Christian converts conditionally released following Supreme Court ruling

Nine Christian converts conditionally released following Supreme Court ruling

Nine Christian converts serving five-year prison sentences for their involvement in house-churches are conditionally released today from prison, pending a review of their case.

Christian converts cleared of any crime

Christian converts cleared of any crime

Eight Christian converts have been cleared of any crime, with the presiding prosecutor stating that their change of religion was […]

Christians’ belongings held unlawfully, says lawyer

Christians’ belongings held unlawfully, says lawyer

The lawyer of five Christians out on bail for more than a year has complained his clients’ confiscated belongings have still not been returned to them, despite the law mandating they should be returned at the “earliest possible opportunity”.

Christian convert: ‘If you care about human rights, why am I in prison?’

Christian convert: ‘If you care about human rights, why am I in prison?’

A Christian convert serving a six-year prison sentence for leading a house-church has queried how the head of Iran’s judiciary […]

Iran’s Supreme Court rules Christians did not act against national security

Iran’s Supreme Court rules Christians did not act against national security

Iran’s Supreme Court has ruled that nine Christian converts serving five-year prison sentences for their involvement in house-churches should not have been charged with “acting against national security”.

UN passes resolution highlighting Iran’s repression of religious minorities

UN passes resolution highlighting Iran’s repression of religious minorities

The UN’s General Assembly yesterday passed a resolution highlighting “widespread patterns of serious human rights violations” in Iran, including the […]

Article18 calls on international community to stand with victims of Iran’s rights abuses

Article18 calls on international community to stand with victims of Iran’s rights abuses

Article18 has joined 30 other organisations in calling on UN member states to support an upcoming resolution highlighting “widespread patterns […]

Christian converts told to return to prison

Christian converts told to return to prison

Christian converts Sasan Khosravi and Habib Heydari have been summoned back to prison to serve the remainder of their one-year sentences for “propagating against the Islamic Republic by promoting Christianity”.

Give Persian-speaking Christians a #place2worship!

Give Persian-speaking Christians a #place2worship!

Article18 has written to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, asking her to seek answers from the Iranian regime to the question of “where Persian-speaking Christians can gather to worship freely”.

Christian converts summoned to begin prison sentences for ‘deviant propaganda’

Christian converts summoned to begin prison sentences for ‘deviant propaganda’

Three Christian converts have been summoned to begin three-year prison sentences for “engaging in propaganda that educates in a deviant way contrary to the holy religion of Islam”.