Christian convert Mahrokh Kanbari (65) has been summoned to prison to begin serving a one-year sentence for “propaganda against the system”.
Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is very concerned about the future of his sons, as the state refuses to recognise them as Christians.
UN Rapporteur Javaid Rehman calls for an end to the criminalisation of the peaceful expression of faith
Christian convert Fatemeh Bakhteri has been summoned to Tehran’s Evin prison, where she began serving her sentence on 31 August.
Iranian Christian Sevada Aghasar was conditionally released from Tehran’s Evin Prison on Sunday 21 July.
The cross on top of an Assyrian church building in Tabriz has been reinstated, following international outcry.
On 1 July, security agents arrested eight Christians in Bushehr, southwest Iran, while on 5 July, five other Christians began serving prison sentences in Karaj.
A 100-year-old Assyrian church in the northwestern city of Tabriz was closed down and had its cross forcibly removed by government officers.
At an appeal hearing on 15 January, judges asked Iranian Christians Saheb Fadaie and Fatemeh Bakhteri to renounce their faith, which they refused to do.
The Iranian authorities have announced that nine Christians were arrested during Christmas week in Alborz province, northwest Iran, bringing the number of Iranian Christians arrested in November and December to over 150.