Iran Frees Four Christian Converts; Others Jailed

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BAGHDAD, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran this month released at least four former Muslims who were detained because of their conversion to Christianity and Christian activities, according to friends and rights activists.

Iran: ‘Nine Christians Jailed For Leaving Islam’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian court has sentenced a pastor and eight...

Iran Jails Evangelicals; Christians Ask Prayers

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Iran have urged prayers for fellow believers Saheb Fadaei and Fatemeh Bakhteri...

Iran Ethnic Group Facing Church Closures

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian minorities in Iran have appealed for prayers amid ongoing...

BREAKING: Iran Christian Convert Released After Years In Prison

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A former Muslim who turned to Christianity has been released after spending most of...

Iran Launches New Crackdown On Devoted Christians; Several Detained

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns are mounting over devoted Christians in Iran after three more believers were detained in the city of Rasht in Gilan province, as part of what activists view as an "ongoing official campaign of repression" against the country's Christian community.

Iran Detains Evangelical Christians; Bible Confiscated

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in northern Iran have detained a pastor and two other members of the Church of Iran, one of the country's largest house church movements, fellow Christians said Tuesday, July 8. Pastor Matthias Haghnejad, Mohammad Roghangir and Suroush Saraie were arrested July 5 by security forces at the pastor’s home in the city of Bandar-Anzali, well-informed sources said.

Iran Sentences Christians To Prison For Faith, Friends Say

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Three Christians in Iran urge believers to pray for them as they and another Christian convert each...

Iran Christians Sentenced To Combined 45 Years Jail; Amnesty Demands Release

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- Advocacy group Amnesty International (AI) says four Iranians have been sentenced in Iran to a combined total of 45 years in prison “solely for practicing their Christian faith” and has launched an Urgent Action for their release.

BREAKING: 100 Iranian Christians Facing Deportation From Austria After the US Rejects Asylum

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent VIENNA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Some 100 mostly Christian Iranians stranded in Austria face imminent deportation back to Iran where they could face detention, torture, and even death after the United States rejected their asylum applications, rights activists told BosNewsLife Thursday, March 1.

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