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Christian begins sentence of exile in remote, Islamist area of Iran

Morning Star News A Christian in Iran convicted of conducting evangelistic activities began a mandated two years in exile this month in a remote area on the border with Pakistan, sources said. As part of a larger prison sentence delivered in 2013, Ebrahim Firoozi, 33, was sentenced to two years in exile in Sarbaz, a […]

Churches body calls for an end to violence in Syria as Turkish operation gains pace

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The World Council of Churches has condemned the violence in Syria after the Turkish military launched an operation in the country’s north-east this week. Tens of thousands of people have reportedly fled their homes amid fears of a humanitarian disaster and renewed attacks by terror group, the so-called Islamic State, in the area of conflict. […]

Two Iranian converts arrested; taken to unknown locations

World Watch Monitor Two Iranian Christian converts have been taken by Iran’s security agents from the houses they were staying in Karaj and Mashhad on 16th November, reports Middle East Concern. Behnam Ersali and Davood Rasooli had agreed to meet in Mashhad on Friday when they were both arrested. It is believed Iranian intelligence knew of […]

Iran allows Azerbaijani Christians home on ‘conditional’ release

World Watch Monitor Three Azerbaijani Christians, accused by Iran of “missionary activities”, were allowed to go home on Sunday, 6th November, after more than four months in prison, Middle East Concern (MEC) said.  Eldar Gurbanov, 48, Yusif Farhadov, 51, Bahram Nasibov, 37, and an Iranian, Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh, have been released from prison, and the Azerbaijanis are able […]

Concerns over five Iranian house church members ‘missing’ after picnic arrest

Morning Star News Five members of an Iranian house church are missing after government agents arrested them on 26th August without a warrant and took them to an undisclosed location, according to a leading advocacy group. No information is available on the whereabouts of Ramiel Bet Tamraz, Amin Nader Afshar, Hadi Askary, Mohamad Dehnay and […]