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28 June

The Invisible Jihad: the Treatment of Christians by Iran Proxies

A new report examines the use of proxy militias in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Yemen by the Iranian government that have played a significant role in the dramatic decline of Christians in the region.

08 June

A Tehran court sentences seven Christians, including a clergyman, to a total of 32 years in prison

The Iranian court system (and regime) continues to be the bad joke with which we are so familiar with. When judges insert themselves into their cases it is never a good result,

05 March

Global support calls for Iran to return ancestral lands to Bahá’ís

A global campaign is demanding Iran return ancestral lands which were illegally confiscated solely because of the landowners’ religious beliefs.

30 June

New Law in Iran Threatens More Arrests of Christians, Rights Advocates Say

Legislation passed by parliament in Iran could make it easier to arrest and imprison Christians and other religious minorities, rights advocates said.

Iranian authorities target at least 77 Baha’is across the country in recent weeks despite the present health crisis.
11 June

Escalation in persecution of Baha’is in Iran

Iranian authorities have escalated their persecution of the Baha’is, targeting at least 77 individuals across the country in recent weeks despite the present health crisis afflicting the country.

Left to right: Khalil Dehghanpour, Mohammed Vafadar, Kamal Naamanian, Hossein Kadivar.
02 June

Iranian House Church Leaders Summoned to Begin Five-Year Prison Sentences

Four Iranian Christian converts have been summoned to begin their five-year jail sentences for leading house-churches, for which they were convicted of “acting against national security.”

Romina Ashrafi reportedly told police that she feared for her life if forced to return home
27 May

Outrage in Iran after girl murdered 'for eloping'

Police in Iran have arrested a man accused of murdering his 14-year-old daughter in a so-called honour killing that has sparked widespread outrage.

17 May

Iranian Christian Converts Imprisoned

Four Iranian Christian converts who were arrested in February have been sent to Lakan Prison after they were unable to afford the bail ($30,000 each) established by Branch 10 of the Revolutionary Courts.