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Security Forces arrest 8 Christians sending them to solitary confinement

Security officials from Iran’s Intelligence Ministry raided the homes of eight Iranians converts to Christianity on July 1, in the southern city...
Iranian Baha'is

Iran Sentences Seven Bahais to 21 years in jail for their...

The Revolutionary Court in Bushehr, southern Iran, has sentenced seven members of the Baha’i religious minority to a total of 21 years...
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Family arrested in vicious crackdown on Ahwazi Arabs held in limbo

After four months of detention, a family from Iran's Ahwazi Arab ethnic minority have been held in limbo. Hattab...
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23 Dervishes Convicted To Long Prison Terms and Lashes

The Iranian Judiciary sentenced 23 members of Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish minority to hefty prison terms and lashes. The...
Crackdown on Christians

Crackdown on Christians in Iran Continues with eight more arrests

At least eight Christian converts were reportedly arrested in one month in Iran six of whom have been detained in the northern...
Baha’i women arrested

Members of Persecuted Baha’i Faith Arrested And Deprived From Education

Iranian Intelligence agents on January 20, arrested Baha’i woman, Atoosa Ahmad-Aei, in her home in Tehran. The Intelligence Ministry...
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Iran launches crackdown on persecuted Baha’i minority

During the past weeks, Iranian authorities have impressively intensified their crackdown on Baha'is by shutting down Baha’i owned businesses, expelling them from universities and...
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Iran Sentences Women prisoners of conscience Elham Ahmadi to 148 lashes

Iranian authorities sentenced a women of Iran's Gonabadi Dervish minority to 148 lashes for revealing the catastrophic situation of Qarchak prison, where...
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Nine Evangelical Christians Arrested During Christmas Week In Iran

Nine evangelical Christians have been arrested in recent days in Alborz province, neighboring the capital Tehran, the state-run Tasnim, a news agency...
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Crackdown on Iranian Christians continues Ahead of Christmas

Nearly 100 Christians have been arrested in Iran in the past month and arrests are expected to continue over the Christmas holiday....

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Mass arrests in southwest Iran in wake of protests over HIV...

Security forces in southwest Iran have made widespread arrests following large protests over the HIV infection of more than 300 villagers by a local...