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Ebrahim Firouzi released on bail, but charges not dropped

Ebrahim Firouzi released on bail, but charges not dropped

Iranian Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi has been released on bail after nearly three weeks in detention. The 34-year-old, who has […]

Yasser Mossayebzadeh granted conditional release from prison

Yasser Mossayebzadeh granted conditional release from prison

Mohammad Ali (Yasser) Mossayebzadeh, who was serving a 10-year sentence as a result of his membership of a house-church, has been granted conditional release from prison.

Ebrahim Firouzi still in prison as church council voices concern

Ebrahim Firouzi still in prison as church council voices concern

The Council of United Iranian Churches (Hamgaam) has called on the Iranian authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” release Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi, and “stop persecuting him”.

Ebrahim Firouzi promised release, ends hunger strike

Ebrahim Firouzi promised release, ends hunger strike

Imprisoned Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi has ended his hunger strike after receiving assurances he will soon be released and the […]

Ebrahim Firouzi to begin hunger strike after latest imprisonment

Ebrahim Firouzi to begin hunger strike after latest imprisonment

Exiled and now newly imprisoned Iranian Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi has declared that he will begin a hunger strike tomorrow […]

Exiled Iranian Christian convert summoned to explain ‘propaganda’

Exiled Iranian Christian convert summoned to explain ‘propaganda’

An Iranian Christian convert who has spent years in prison and is now in internal exile has been summoned to respond to fresh allegations of “propaganda against the Islamic Republic in favour of hostile groups”.

Iranian Christians ordered not to meet – in person or online

Iranian Christians ordered not to meet – in person or online

Eleven Christian couples from a city just outside Tehran have been ordered by agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence to sign commitments to refrain from meeting together – either in person or online.

Converts face prison for ‘promoting Christianity’

Converts face prison for ‘promoting Christianity’

An appeals court in the southwestern Iranian city of Bushehr has upheld the one-year prison sentences given to three Christian converts for “propagating against the Islamic Republic through promoting Christianity”.

Iranian Christian group ‘dismantled’ for ‘creating moral deviations’

Iranian Christian group ‘dismantled’ for ‘creating moral deviations’

An Iranian news agency linked to the Revolutionary Guard Corps has reported the arrest of a “network” of Christians in “several provinces” for “creating moral deviations” and “promoting [religious] conversion”.

Mary Mohammadi told she can’t have old job back, arrested again

Mary Mohammadi told she can’t have old job back, arrested again

Iranian Christian convert Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi has been arrested again – this time for alleged “improper” hijab – and continues […]