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Wife of imprisoned pastor charged with ‘disturbing public opinion’

Wife of imprisoned pastor charged with ‘disturbing public opinion’

The wife of a pastor serving a six-year prison sentence for “propagating Christianity” now faces her own charges of “propaganda […]

Converts given short breaks from prison over Christmas

Converts given short breaks from prison over Christmas

Three “Church of Iran” members serving prison sentences for “spreading deviant beliefs contrary to Islam” were given short breaks from prison over the Christmas period.

Iranian-Assyrian woman protester released on bail after month in prison

Iranian-Assyrian woman protester released on bail after month in prison

An Iranian-Assyrian woman has been released on bail after more than a month in detention in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison […]

Pastor arrested at Christmas gathering during leave from prison

Pastor arrested at Christmas gathering during leave from prison

A “Church of Iran” pastor who had been on leave from prison since last summer was rearrested at a Christmas […]

Converts cleared of wrongdoing in second trial on identical charges

Converts cleared of wrongdoing in second trial on identical charges

Three “Church of Iran” members serving five-year prison sentences for “spreading deviant beliefs contrary to Islam” have been cleared of wrongdoing in a second trial on identical charges.

Defenders of Christians among over 30 lawyers arrested

Defenders of Christians among over 30 lawyers arrested

More than 30 lawyers, including at least three involved in defending Christian converts, have been arrested in recent weeks in cities across Iran.

Second Christian convert unexpectedly ‘pardoned’, released from Evin Prison

Second Christian convert unexpectedly ‘pardoned’, released from Evin Prison

A second Christian convert has been unexpectedly pardoned and released from Tehran’s Evin Prison just a day after the release of a 61-year-old man who had spent nearly five years in prison.

Christian convert freed after nearly five years in Evin Prison

Christian convert freed after nearly five years in Evin Prison

Christian prisoner of conscience Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh has been freed after nearly five years in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison. Nasser […]

‘Hellish night’ as Evin Prison set on fire, gunshots heard

‘Hellish night’ as Evin Prison set on fire, gunshots heard

A fire at a Tehran prison housing hundreds of political prisoners, including a dozen Christians, caused widespread alarm on Saturday […]

Iranian-Armenian pastor begins 10-year prison sentence

Iranian-Armenian pastor begins 10-year prison sentence

An Iranian-Armenian pastor has today begun serving a 10-year prison sentence for holding church services in his home. Joseph Shahbazian, […]