IRAN – Church hit by number of arrests

January 16, 2014   The Iranian authorities made a number of arrests targeting Christians over Christmas and the new year. Security officials arrested four Christians in Karaj on December 31 as they celebrated the new year in a private home. Plain-clothes officers beat them, searched the property and confiscated many personal belongings, including family photos, […]

Convert from Islam Flees Iranian Authorities’ Torture, Threats

ICC Note: An Iranian Christian remains in hiding after having received numerous threats and abuses as a result of his faith in Christ. Armin Davoodi, a recent convert was threatened with death earlier this year by Iranian secret police. His family continues to face regular harassment both from Iranian authorities as well as from vandals […]

Iranian Appeals Court Upholds Christian Prisoners’ Sentences

  10/24/2013 Iran (Mohabat News) – According to Mohabat News, Shiraz appeals court upheld sentences for six Christians totaling 20 years of imprisonment. These prisoners are currently being held in “Ebrat” ward of Adel-abad prison. The trial was held in Branch 15 of Shiraz Judicial Courts, and chaired by Judges Hosseini and Barati. An initial court […]