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Christian convert begins prison sentence for ‘propaganda against Islamic Republic’

Christian convert begins prison sentence for ‘propaganda against Islamic Republic’

Christian convert Hamed Ashouri has begun his 10-month prison sentence for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic”. The 31-year-old submitted himself […]

Christians summoned to answer charges of ‘propaganda against the Islamic Republic’

Christians summoned to answer charges of ‘propaganda against the Islamic Republic’

Eight Christian converts in the southwestern city of Dezful have been summoned to answer charges of “propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

Bishop’s house ‘to be turned into a museum’

Bishop’s house ‘to be turned into a museum’

The former house of Iran’s first ethnic Persian Anglican bishop is to be turned into a museum, according to the state-funded Mehr News Agency.

Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh’s request for conditional release rejected

Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh’s request for conditional release rejected

Christian prisoner of conscience Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh has been told his request for conditional release has been rejected. The news […]

Christian converts given maximum five-year sentences under penal code amendments

Christian converts given maximum five-year sentences under penal code amendments

Three Christian converts have been given the maximum sentence of five years each in prison under controversial recent amendments to the Iranian penal code.

Christian convert’s appeal rejected, summoned to serve sentence

Christian convert’s appeal rejected, summoned to serve sentence

Iranian Christian convert Hamed Ashoori has been summoned to begin his 10-month prison sentence for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic”, […]

Elderly Italian nun told she must leave Iran

Elderly Italian nun told she must leave Iran

An elderly Italian nun who has dedicated her life to helping Iran’s poor and needy has been told her visa will not be renewed.

Convert begins prison sentence for ‘promoting Christianity’

Convert begins prison sentence for ‘promoting Christianity’

An Iranian Christian convert has begun serving his nine-month prison sentence for “propaganda against the Islamic Republic by promoting evangelical […]

Prison deadline looms for Parkinson’s sufferer and wife

Prison deadline looms for Parkinson’s sufferer and wife

An Iranian Christian convert with advanced Parkinson’s disease and his wife have been told they must submit themselves to Tehran’s […]

Christian converts charged under Iran’s newly amended ‘propaganda’ law

Christian converts charged under Iran’s newly amended ‘propaganda’ law

Three Christian converts in Fardis, near Tehran, have become the first known examples of Christians being charged under the contentious recent amendments to the Iranian penal code.