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Christian convert denied parole – he never applied for it

Christian convert denied parole – he never applied for it

An Iranian Christian convert who has spent more than three years in Tehran’s Evin Prison for leading a house-church was […]

Intelligence agents refuse to return Christians’ belongings

Intelligence agents refuse to return Christians’ belongings

Four Iranian Christian converts are growing increasingly frustrated by intelligence agents’ continued refusal to return personal belongings confiscated from them […]

Christians summoned to Tehran prosecutor for final defence

Christians summoned to Tehran prosecutor for final defence

Five Iranian Christians who were among dozens arrested during coordinated raids on house-churches in three cities last year were summoned on Saturday to give their final defence before a Tehran prosecutor.

Christian convert refused parole again despite assurances

Christian convert refused parole again despite assurances

Christian prisoner of conscience Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh has for the second time this year been refused conditional release, or even […]

Christian convert released on bail after month’s incommunicado detention

Christian convert released on bail after month’s incommunicado detention

A Christian convert detained incommunicado for almost a month following his arrest by agents of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps has […]

Christian convert arrested three weeks ago still detained, incommunicado

Christian convert arrested three weeks ago still detained, incommunicado

There are concerns over the wellbeing of a Christian convert, whose whereabouts remain unknown more than three weeks after his […]

New arrests and threats as pressure increases on Rasht Christians

New arrests and threats as pressure increases on Rasht Christians

Three Christian converts were arrested last night in the northern city of Rasht, in the latest blow to the beleaguered Christian community there.

Christian convert given leave from prison

Christian convert given leave from prison

Christian convert Hamed Ashouri has been released on leave from prison. Article18 understands that the 31-year-old, who is serving a […]

Christian converts’ sentences reduced but appeals rejected

Christian converts’ sentences reduced but appeals rejected

Three Christian converts were informed today that their appeals against five-year prison sentences have been rejected, but their sentences reduced […]

Intelligence agents ‘refusing to return Christians’ property’

Intelligence agents ‘refusing to return Christians’ property’

Intelligence agents in the southwestern city of Dezful are reportedly refusing to hand back the personal belongings of four Christian […]