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: Iran “Delaying” Tuesday Execution Pastor Nadarkhani; Concerns Remain

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Iran delayed the execution of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani which was due Tuesday, February 28, apparently amid international pressure, an online Israeli news network reported.  

Iran Government Campaign To Halt Spread Of Christianity

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's Islamic leadership has launched a public campaign to halt the rapid spread of Christianity among Iranians, BosNewsLife learned Monday, September 2.

REPORTS: Iran Seizes Thousands Of Bibles; Destroys Church

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian authorities seized thousands of Bibles in north-west Iran and destroyed a church in the Islamic country's south-east as part of a wider crackdown on Christianity, Iranian Christians said in messages monitored by BosNewsLife Tuesday, August 16.  

BosNewsLife Weeks In Review: Keeping Faith Between Hardship And Hope

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest bosnewslifelogo BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- BosNewsLife's Dec 9-Dec 23 news coverage was dominated by reports on Christians and Jewish people clinging to their faith amid shootings, a changing political environment, and at least some justice for victims of what was Europe's worst atrocity since World War Two.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Says Pastor Nadarkhani Must Be Executed For Being “Zionist”

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani faced tense hours early Saturday, October 1, after a government official said he should be executed for being a traitorous "Zionist" and committing "security crimes."

Iran: ‘Enemies Of Islam Finance House Churches’

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An influential Iranian official has accused "enemies of Islam" of donating money to the rapidly growing house churches in the strict Islamic nation.

Netherlands Freezing Ties With Iran Over Woman’s Execution

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
AMSTERDAM/BUDAPEST/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The Netherlands says it has frozen official contacts with Iran to protest the hanging of a Dutch-Iranian woman and will ask the European Union to take action against the country.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Frees Pastor Fathi After 5 Years Imprisonment (UPDATE)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife pastor TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran has freed evangelical pastor Farshid Fathi after he spent five years in prison for his faith, fellow Christian workers said early Tuesday, December 22. "We are overjoyed and celebrating!" about Monday's release, said David Yeghnazar, executive director of Iranian mission group Elam Ministries.

BREAKING NEWS: Jailed Iranian Women Refuse Court Pressure To “Deny Christ”

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife maryam-and-mazrieh-2-150x150TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two young Iranian women who may face the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity have told a court that they will not abandon their faith in Christ, despite harsh treatment in one of Iran's most notorious prisons, Christian trial observers confirmed to BosNewsLife Monday, August 10.

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