Tag: Iranian Christians

Iranian Christian converts receive reduced sentences

The update to the penal code in February 2021 suggests that religious freedom in Iran will continue to be severely restricted.

New Iranian bill could allow death penalty for Christian activity

Iran already increased the criminalisation of Christian activity with updates to the Penal Code this year.

Iranian authorities deny early release for Christian convert

Last year, Christian convert Fatemeh Mohammadi was arrested during an anti-government protest in Tehran.

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.

Iranian Christians face continued legal harrassment

It is not rare that Christians are being sent to “re-education” sessions with Islamic clerics.

Iran releases Christian convert imprisoned for membership in evangelistic group

Iran uses the country’s Penal Code to prosecute Christians for their peaceful religious activities.

Iranian convert on hunger strike while imprisoned

Iranian officials have monitored Firouzi since his first arrest in 2011.

Iran denies UN claims of Christian persecution

Iran continues to imprison, harass and persecute Christians, particularly those of Muslim faith backgrounds.

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.