Christians in Iran

Iranian Christians Asking for Prayers After Regime Crackdown

Navid Felker 18 June 2019 212 Hits

by Navid  Felker

Christians in Iran are asking for prayers from the international community as the Regime’s authorities continue their attacks against the minority religious group.

In one of the most recent incidents, agents of Iran’s feared Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) and EIKO, an organization controlled by Iran’s Supreme Leader, raided the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Tabriz on May 9, according to advocacy group Middle East Concern (MEC). The MEC explained that the agents changed the locks, “tore down the cross” from the church tower, installed surveillance equipment, and ordered the churchwarden to leave.

A banner with a giant portrait of jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is seen on the headquarters of the French National Bar Council

Amnesty International's Global Campaign Demands Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh by Iranian Government

Azita Carlson 14 June 2019 178 Hits

By Azita Carlson

Prominent human rights lawyer and women’s rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh dedicated her life to peacefully pursuing human rights — including opposition to the discriminatory forced veiling laws, as well as the death penalty.

She was arrested at her home, on charges in connection with her human rights work, on June 13th 2018. Previously, in September 2016, Nasrin Sotoudeh had been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in a separate case also linked to her human rights work.

Journalist Sanaz Allahyari, a member of the editorial board of a magazine called GAM

Despite Her Deteriorating Health, Sanaz Allahyari Not Hospitalized, but Kept in Prison, Instead

Editor 13 June 2019 182 Hits

by Navid  Felker

A member of the editorial board of a magazine called GAM, Sanaz Allahyari, has been held in detention for the past five months. She became ill and her illness has not been diagnosed, nor have the medications prescribed for her helped her situation. She has become extremely weak, her limbs shake, she suffers from GI problems. Sanaz Allahyari has lost 10 kilograms.

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