In a decision that could have significant implications for Christian prisoners in Iran, the Supreme Court has ruled that belonging to a house church is not a criminal offence
Five Christian converts have been summoned to prison to begin or resume serving sentences handed down because of their house-church activities
Church in Chains has joined seven other organisations in the appeal
Christian convert Saheb Fadaie, who has spent more than three years in Evin prison, was told on 24 October that he has been denied parole for the second time – despite never applying for it
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