Christian prisoners in Iran temporarily released: a significant step towards religious freedom?

Good news from Iran: Nine converts acquitted

Nine Christians from Muslim backgrounds in Iran have been acquitted of charges relating to running houses churches and sharing Jesus.

Two women in Iran sent to prison for church activities

Two Christian women from Iran have started two-year prison sentences for involvement in church activities. The news reinforces the unpredictability of Iran’s justice system, after nine Christians were acquitted of charges earlier this year for participation in a house church. Please continue to lift your Iranian family in prayer. 

Iran: “We are hopeful for change” – Open Doors stands in solidarity with protestors

Pastor Nadarkhani among several Christian prisoners released in Iran

What’s life like for Iranian Christian women? Dabrina shares with the UK Government

How Sahar from Iran is seeing change

Update: Christian convert released to be with son who has leukaemia

Update: Iranian couple acquitted and released from prison

Iranian prisoner Joseph Shahbazian freed from Evin Prison

Thank you for praying for Joseph Shahbazian – he has been freed from Evin Prison after initially being sentenced to 10 years for his involvement in a house church. Please continue to pray for a full recovery from his ordeal.

Iranian church leader forced into exile

Iranian pastor begins ten-year sentence in Evin Prison

Please pray for Pastor Avedian, an Iranian-Armenian pastor, as he begins his sentence in Evin Prison.

Update: Three Christians in Iran face continued harassment, despite release from prison

You might remember Amin Khaki, Milad Goudarzi and Alireza Nourmohammadi, three converts in Iran who were imprisoned in 2021 for their Christian activities. Despite being released last year, they continue to come under the scrutiny of the authorities. 

Christian arrested during wave of arrests in Iran last year granted bail, but others given long sentences

We have an update on the wave of Christian arrests in Iran last year, plus news about three other believers whose activities have made them a target for the authorities.  

Five ways you can pray for Iran

As tensions rise in the Middle East after recent events, here are five ways you can hold the church in Iran in your prayers. 

Christian convert in Iran sentenced to 15 years in prison

Several Christians in Iran have been given prison sentences for their Christian activities, with one handed a 15-year term.

Iran’s new president unlikely to help Christian converts

Iran’s new president, Masoud Pezeshkian, is relatively moderate – but an Open Doors expert doesn’t think this will easily lead to religious freedom for Iranian Christians.