Three Christian converts still detained month after arrest

Three Christian converts still detained month after arrest

Three Christian converts arrested last month in the north-western city of Tabriz remain in detention. Farshid Modares, Mohammad Reza Piri […]

Tehran church faces threat of complete closure

Tehran church faces threat of complete closure

The leaders of the Central Assemblies of God Church in Tehran have invited church members to a meeting next Sunday, […]

Retired Armenian pastor released on bail after two weeks’ detention

Retired Armenian pastor released on bail after two weeks’ detention

Retired Iranian-Armenian pastor Vruir Avanessian has been released on bail after two weeks in detention. Pastor Vruir was arrested on […]

Tehran church forced to close by Revolutionary Guards

Tehran church forced to close by Revolutionary Guards

A church in western Tehran has been forced to close by order of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. The pastor of […]

Evangelical church leader and wife arrested in Karaj

Evangelical church leader and wife arrested in Karaj

Mehrdad Sajjadi, a leader at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Tehran, was arrested together with his wife Forough Dashtiani on […]

Tehran churches banned from holding services in Persian

Tehran churches banned from holding services in Persian

Two officially registered churches in Tehran have been told they can no longer conduct services in the Persian language, nor […]

Converts acquitted of apostasy but jailed for ‘propaganda’

Converts acquitted of apostasy but jailed for ‘propaganda’

Six converts from Islam have been acquitted of “apostasy”, “blasphemy” and “acting against national security” but sentenced to a year […]

Mass arrests of Christians in days after Christmas

Mass arrests of Christians in days after Christmas

Scores of Christians in Tehran and other cities have been arrested in recent daysas part of a mass operation by agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence.