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Convert, 64, charged with ‘insulting sacred Iranian establishment’

Convert, 64, charged with ‘insulting sacred Iranian establishment’

Sixty-four-year-old Iranian Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad has been released on bail after being charged with “propaganda against the state and […]

Convert forced to receive religious ‘instruction’ from Islamic cleric

Convert forced to receive religious ‘instruction’ from Islamic cleric

A 61-year-old woman who converted to Christianity has been forced to visit an Islamic cleric to receive religious “instruction” and […]

Christian convert’s jail sentence reduced on appeal

Christian convert’s jail sentence reduced on appeal

An Iranian Christian convert sentenced last year to five years in prison for “membership of an evangelical group and conducting […]

Iranian who converted 40 years ago arrested in Shiraz

Iranian who converted 40 years ago arrested in Shiraz

An Iranian who converted to Christianity nearly 40 years ago was arrested in Shiraz on Friday morning by plainclothes officers […]

Convert, 26, arrested during violent raid on Isfahan home

Convert, 26, arrested during violent raid on Isfahan home

A 26-year-old convert to Christianity was arrested following a violent raid on his home in Isfahan last week, Article18 can […]

Rasht converts told to renounce their faith by appeal court judges

Rasht converts told to renounce their faith by appeal court judges

Two converts to Christianity were asked to renounce their faith during their appeal hearing on 15 January in Tehran. When […]

Iran’s Christians faced ‘unprecedented’ wave of arrests in 2018

Iran’s Christians faced ‘unprecedented’ wave of arrests in 2018

An “unprecedented” wave of raids on private house gatherings of Christians at the end of 2018, leading to more than […]

Two sisters among four converts arrested in Ahvaz

Two sisters among four converts arrested in Ahvaz

Four Christian converts, including two sisters, have been arrested and detained in the western city of Ahvaz. Shima Zanganeh, 27, […]

64-year-old convert released on bail after two weeks in solitary confinement

64-year-old convert released on bail after two weeks in solitary confinement

Sixty-four-year-old Jamshid Derakhshan has been released on bail after two weeks in solitary confinement in Karaj’s Rajaei-Shahr Prison. Jamshid was […]

64-year-old convert who disappeared two weeks ago is in prison

64-year-old convert who disappeared two weeks ago is in prison

A 64-year-old convert to Christianity who failed to come home from a visit to a “house church” in Hashtgerd on […]