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Four Christians given combined 35 years in prison

Four Christians given combined 35 years in prison

Four Christian converts have been sentenced to a combined 35 years in prison. Mehdi Akbari, Fatemeh Sharifi and Simin Soheilinia […]

Second Christian convert flogged for drinking Communion wine

Second Christian convert flogged for drinking Communion wine

Despite international condemnation of the recent flogging of an Iranian Christian convert for drinking Communion wine, a second convert has now received the same punishment.

Christian convert’s third plea for retrial rejected

Christian convert’s third plea for retrial rejected

Imprisoned Christian convert Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh has been informed that his third request for a retrial has been rejected. Nasser, […]

Christian homes targeted in coordinated Fardis raids

Christian homes targeted in coordinated Fardis raids

Twelve Christian homes were raided by intelligence agents today in a coordinated operation in Fardis, west of Tehran, at around 9am.

Tehran church with giant cross demolished

Tehran church with giant cross demolished

A 70-year-old Adventist church in central Tehran has been demolished, along with the giant concrete cross on its facade.

Saheb Fadaie returns to prison after short furlough

Saheb Fadaie returns to prison after short furlough

Christian prisoner of conscience Saheb Fadaie has returned to prison after a five-day furlough. Saheb, whose birth name is Zaman, […]

Iranian Christian convert lashed 80 times for drinking Communion wine

Iranian Christian convert lashed 80 times for drinking Communion wine

Iranian Christian convert Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi was today lashed 80 times for drinking wine as part of Holy Communion. […]

Lawyers and activists call on judiciary to overturn ‘illegal’ adoption ruling against converts

Lawyers and activists call on judiciary to overturn ‘illegal’ adoption ruling against converts

One hundred and twenty lawyers and activists have written an open letter to the head of the judiciary in Iran, […]

After years in prison and exile, Ebrahim Firouzi cleared of new charges

After years in prison and exile, Ebrahim Firouzi cleared of new charges

Iranian Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi has already spent six years in prison followed by nearly a year in internal exile […]

Christian converts’ adopted child to be removed from their care

Christian converts’ adopted child to be removed from their care

Lydia was just three months old when she was adopted by Iranian Christian converts Sam Khosravi and wife Maryam Falahi. […]