Tag: Christians in Iran

A Christian couple faces detention in Iran

Christianity is among the official minority faiths in Iran, but converts to Christianity are not recognized and are vilified.

Iranian Christians sentenced to ten years in jail

Abbas and Maryam were fined $2000 USD each and also face two-year international travel bans.

Iran sentences Christian converts under new sectarianism law

 It is widely believed that this new law will serve as a more precise or expanded tool to suppress religious freedom.

Three Christians arrested under Iran’s amended penal code

Iranian Christians often are forced to sign agreements to abstain from gathering at house churches.

One Iranian Christian Released, Four More Arrested

Souzanchi spent two years in Evin Prison before being transferred to in December 2019 to Greater Tehran Penitentiary.

Three Iranian Christians’ Imprisonment Sentencing Upheld

Pooriya Peyma received a 91-day sentence and did not appeal.

Iranian Christian arrested for the third time by "morality police"

Despite her good relationship with her employer, she has also been unable to return to work since her release last year.

Iranian Christian Arrested For The Third Time

Most recently, she was arrested by the “morality police”.

Another Iranian Christian Flogged

This past May, their prison sentences were reduced.

Male Christian sentenced to flogging in Iran for drinking Holy Communion wine

Article18 Advocacy Director Mansour Borji told BBC Persian that the lashes were “inhumane and humiliating.”