Three Christian converts due to begin serving three-year sentences have unexpectedly been informed of an additional appeal hearing in December, while another Christian who was missing in detention has been released on bail
In a recent audio message, Naser reflected on persecution, forgiveness, and justice.
Christian convert Hamed Ashouri has begun serving a ten-month prison sentence for “propaganda against the regime”
On 26 June, Christian converts Milad Goudarzi, Amin Khaki and Alireza Nourmohammadi were informed that they had been sentenced to five years each in prison
The couple has relaunched their appeal to Iran’s Supreme Court.
Iran’s Supreme Court is considering the retrial petitions for two cases involving Christian converts
Christian convert Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh, who is serving a ten-year prison sentence on national security charges, has written a poem on the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian New Year
Christian convert Homayoun Zhaveh, who has advanced Parkinson’s disease, and his wife Sara Ahmadi have been told to expect a summons to begin serving their prison sentences for belonging to a house church.
The UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled that the Iranian government is guilty of arbitrarily detaining Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani and has called for his immediate release
Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi has ended his hunger strike after receiving assurances that he will soon be released and the case against him dismissed.