Christians

Witness Statement of Davood Irani

In this Witness Statement, Davood Irani, a Christian convert who led a home church in Shiraz, describes the circumstances of his arrest and imprisonment and the charges he faced. Although he was charged with national security crimes, his account of his interrogations clearly demonstrates that he was arrested on account of his religious belief. ... Read more

IHRDC's Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

On March 15, 2014, the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) submitted an analysis of the new Islamic Penal Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) to the UN Universal Periodic Review. ... Read more

UN report blasts Iran for persecution of Christians, other religious minorities

Originally posted at: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/21/irans-regime-targets-evangelical-christians-as-national-security-threat/ The election last year of self-professed moderate President Hassan Rouhani has not brought Iran's Christians any relief, according to a new United ... Read more

Special Rapporteur's March 2014 report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN Human Rights Council's 25th session. ... Read more

Witness Testimony of Abbas Sadeghi: From Drugs to Faith

(February 22, 2013) -- In this short video testimony, Abbas Sadeghi – an Iranian refugee who was addicted to drugs for 18 years – describes ... Watch video

Witness Statement of Nasrollah (Kourosh) Lahouti Eshkevari

(18 January 2013) -- In recent weeks, with the re-arrest and release of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani -- a Christian pastor previously sentenced to death for apostasy -- the Islamic Republic of Iran's treatment of converts to Christianity among its citizenry has come under increasing scrutiny. ... Watch video

All you need to know: a quick breakdown of findings from Dr. Ahmed Shaheed’s UN report (October 2012)

(16 October 2012) -- Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has just released his latest report to the United Nations General Assembly. Read the 23 page report and IHRDC’s quick breakdown of the report’s highlights here: ... Read more

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran - 13 September 2012

Special Rapporteur's third report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran was presented to the UNGA Third Committee on 13 September 2012. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Danial Shahri

In this IHRDC witness statement, Danial Shahri--a 21 year old son of Christian converts from Isfahan, Iran--recalls his activities with a home run church in Iran that eventually led to his arrest in April 2010 and resulting imprisonment. ... Read more

High bail set as condition for temporary release of imprisoned Christian convert Mehrdad Sajjadi

(3 July 2012) -- According to reports the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) has received from sources close to imprisoned Christian convert, Mehrdad Sajjadi, ... Read more

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