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US Secretary of State laments ‘intense’ persecution of Christians in Iran

US Secretary of State laments ‘intense’ persecution of Christians in Iran

The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, yesterday lamented the “intense” persecution of Christians in Iran, during a speech in […]

Karaj converts begin jail sentences

Karaj converts begin jail sentences

Five Iranian converts to Christianity submitted themselves to the central detention centre in Karaj on Saturday to begin their jail […]

Five family members among eight Christians arrested in Bushehr

Five family members among eight Christians arrested in Bushehr

Eight converts to Christianity, including five members of one family, were arrested in the southwestern city of Bushehr on Monday, […]

UN Special Rapporteur ‘very concerned’ by Iran’s mass arrests of Christian converts

UN Special Rapporteur ‘very concerned’ by Iran’s mass arrests of Christian converts

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran spoke yesterday of his “serious concern” over the “disturbing” mistreatment of […]

25 years since murder of church leader and Bible translator Tateos Mikaelian

25 years since murder of church leader and Bible translator Tateos Mikaelian

Tomorrow will be the 25th anniversary of the forced disappearance of Tateos Mikaelian, an outspoken Iranian Armenian church leader and […]

25 years since extrajudicial killing of ‘apostate’ Mehdi Dibaj

25 years since extrajudicial killing of ‘apostate’ Mehdi Dibaj

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the forced disappearance of Mehdi Dibaj, a Christian convert who had been released from […]

Rouhani’s legal adviser questions legality of Tabriz church closure and minority teacher ban

Rouhani’s legal adviser questions legality of Tabriz church closure and minority teacher ban

A senior legal adviser to the Iranian president has publicly questioned the legality of the recent closure of a church and banning of […]

‘Systemic and institutionalised’ persecution of Christians in Iran

‘Systemic and institutionalised’ persecution of Christians in Iran

Iran’s continued violations of religious freedom are highlighted in the UK Foreign Office’s latest global Human Rights and Democracy report, […]

Religious minority teachers banned from working in nursery schools

Religious minority teachers banned from working in nursery schools

The Iranian government has banned members of religious minorities from teaching in nursery schools, except in special schools where all […]

UN establishes annual day commemorating victims of religiously motivated violence

UN establishes annual day commemorating victims of religiously motivated violence

The UN General Assembly yesterday voted to adopt 22 August as the annual UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of […]