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Rouhani’s legal adviser questions legality of Tabriz church closure and minority teacher ban

Rouhani’s legal adviser questions legality of Tabriz church closure and minority teacher ban

A senior legal adviser to the Iranian president has publicly questioned the legality of the recent closure of a church and banning of […]

‘Systemic and institutionalised’ persecution of Christians in Iran

‘Systemic and institutionalised’ persecution of Christians in Iran

Iran’s continued violations of religious freedom are highlighted in the UK Foreign Office’s latest global Human Rights and Democracy report, […]

Religious minority teachers banned from working in nursery schools

Religious minority teachers banned from working in nursery schools

The Iranian government has banned members of religious minorities from teaching in nursery schools, except in special schools where all […]

UN establishes annual day commemorating victims of religiously motivated violence

UN establishes annual day commemorating victims of religiously motivated violence

The UN General Assembly yesterday voted to adopt 22 August as the annual UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of […]

‘Absurd’ that Iranian Christians are charged with acting against national security – USCIRF commissioner

‘Absurd’ that Iranian Christians are charged with acting against national security – USCIRF commissioner

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom’s (USCIRF) Tony Perkins says it’s “absurd” that Christians in Iran “who practise their […]

Assyrian parliamentary representative condemns Tabriz church closure

Assyrian parliamentary representative condemns Tabriz church closure

Only 48 hours after Article18 published news of the forced closure of a church in the northwestern city of Tabriz, the Assyrian […]

‘Brainless’ converts from Islam to Christianity deserve death – cleric

‘Brainless’ converts from Islam to Christianity deserve death – cleric

A member of Iran’s Expediency Council of religious leaders appointed in an advisory capacity by the Supreme Leader has implied […]

Assyrian Presbyterian church in Tabriz closed down

Assyrian Presbyterian church in Tabriz closed down

The Assyrian Christian community in the northwestern city of Tabriz has been left it a state of shock, after the […]

Four months after appeal hearing, converts told jail sentences upheld

Four months after appeal hearing, converts told jail sentences upheld

Two Iranian converts to Christianity have been informed that their jail sentences have been upheld, four months after their appeal […]

UK hires clerics to train asylum staff in religious literacy

UK hires clerics to train asylum staff in religious literacy

The UK’s immigration service has hired clerics to train its staff in religious literacy, following years of criticism that workers […]