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Grandfather with cancer among four Christians arrested in Neyshabur

Grandfather with cancer among four Christians arrested in Neyshabur

A grandfather in his late fifties who has cancer is one of four Christian converts still detained more than three […]

Converts face second trial on identical charges

Converts face second trial on identical charges

Three house-church members already facing five years in prison for “engaging in propaganda and education of deviant beliefs contrary to the holy Sharia” have been told they must return to court to face a second trial on identical charges.

Convert fined and deprived of social rights for teaching others about Christianity

Convert fined and deprived of social rights for teaching others about Christianity

A Christian convert has been fined and “deprived of social rights” for five years for “engaging in educational activities contrary […]

Mother-of-three refused access to prison scheme allowing more time with children

Mother-of-three refused access to prison scheme allowing more time with children

An Iranian mother-of-three serving a two-year sentence for “spreading ‘Zionist’ Christianity” has been denied access to a scheme that would […]

Convert’s continued imprisonment a ‘deterrent’ to other Christians, says lawyer

Convert’s continued imprisonment a ‘deterrent’ to other Christians, says lawyer

An Iranian Christian prisoner of conscience recently adopted by the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has […]

Youhan Omidi returns home from four years’ prison and exile

Youhan Omidi returns home from four years’ prison and exile

After two years in prison and nearly two more in internal exile over 1,000km from his home and family – […]

Anooshavan Avedian awaits imprisonment as converts summoned to Tehran prosecutor  

Anooshavan Avedian awaits imprisonment as converts summoned to Tehran prosecutor  

A 60-year-old Iranian-Armenian Christian is awaiting a summons to begin his 10-year prison sentence for “engaging in propaganda contrary to and disturbing to Islam”.

Confiscated Church-owned retreat centre set to be repurposed

Confiscated Church-owned retreat centre set to be repurposed

A Protestant Church-owned retreat centre appropriated four years ago by an institution headed by Iran’s Supreme Leader is now in the process of being repurposed, Article18 understands.

Converts’ five-year prison sentences for ‘deviant beliefs’ upheld

Converts’ five-year prison sentences for ‘deviant beliefs’ upheld

Three house-church members who have been held for over a month in solitary confinement have now been informed that their appeals against five-year prison sentences have been rejected.

Christian prisoner of conscience awaiting results of MRI scan

Christian prisoner of conscience awaiting results of MRI scan

There are renewed concerns over the health of a 60-year-old Christian convert, who has spent the past four and a […]