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Seven Iranian Christians sentenced to total of 32 years in prison

Seven Iranian Christians sentenced to total of 32 years in prison

An Iranian-Armenian Christian pastor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and two women converts to Christianity to six years for their leadership roles within house-churches.

House-church leader loses appeal as seven other Christians await verdict 

House-church leader loses appeal as seven other Christians await verdict 

An appeal court has upheld a 10-year prison sentence for a house-church leader issued by a notorious judge.  Anooshavan Avedian, an […]

House-church members still detained, families told upcoming appeal doomed

House-church members still detained, families told upcoming appeal doomed

Three house-church members already facing five-year prison sentences remain in detention more than a week after they were re-arrested. Ayoob […]

Converts already facing charges re-arrested in Rasht

Converts already facing charges re-arrested in Rasht

Four “Church of Iran” members already facing criminal charges relating to the practice of their faith, while a fifth was ordered to hand himself in today.

10-year sentence for Iranian-Armenian for ‘disturbing’ Christian teaching

10-year sentence for Iranian-Armenian for ‘disturbing’ Christian teaching

An Iranian-Armenian Christian faces 10 years in prison for teaching other Christians in his home, or what a notorious judge […]

Illegally detained pastor returns to prison after first furlough in four years

Illegally detained pastor returns to prison after first furlough in four years

Arbitrarily detained pastor Yousef Nadarkhani must return to Tehran’s Evin Prison today after enjoying his first visit home in nearly […]

Second Iranian Christian woman began prison sentence on Easter Saturday

Second Iranian Christian woman began prison sentence on Easter Saturday

A second Iranian woman convert to Christianity began a two-year prison sentence on Easter Saturday on charges related to the […]

Christian convert arrested in Anzali, family in distress

Christian convert arrested in Anzali, family in distress

A Christian convert in Iran was arrested after a dozen plainclothes agents from the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) raided his […]

Christian woman convert begins two-year prison sentence

Christian woman convert begins two-year prison sentence

A 51-year-old woman Christian convert today began serving a two-year prison sentence in Tehran’s Evin prison for “acting against national […]

Christian converts given five-year sentences for ‘deviant propaganda’ 

Christian converts given five-year sentences for ‘deviant propaganda’ 

Three Christian converts have been sentenced to five years in prison for “engaging in propaganda and education of deviant beliefs contrary to the holy Sharia” and “connections with foreign leaders”.