Anglican Church member given third prison sentence at retrial

May 22, 2020 by

from Article 18: An Iranian Anglican Church member has been reconvicted of membership of a “Zionist Evangelical Christian” group “hostile to the regime” at his retrial, and convicted of the additional charge of “propaganda against the state”. Ismaeil Maghrebinejad, 65, was informed of the verdict on Saturday, 16 May, following his retrial the previous Saturday at the 1st Branch of the Revolutionary Court in Shiraz. Judge Seyed Mahmood Sadati reached the same verdict as in his initial February...

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Christian convert says he would face death if deported to Iran

Feb 16, 2020 by

from Christian Concern: A Christian asylum seeker who faces the prospect of imprisonment, torture and separation from his English wife and child because of his faith has re-launched his bid for asylum to the Home Office. Reza Karkah has good reason to believe he would be executed by authorities and exposed to vigilante violence if deported to Iran. According to the Open Doors World Watch List, the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the worst countries in the world for violations of Freedom of...

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The killing of Qasem Soleimani

Jan 3, 2020 by

by Melanie Phillips: It’s impossible to exaggerate the importance of the elimination of the Iranian al Quds commander Qasem Soleimani. He was killed by a US airstrike which targeted him at Baghdad airport, where he had been met by his close henchman Abu Mahdi al Muhandis and who was killed alongside him in a vehicle convoy with five others. This was America’s response to Iran’s escalating aggression, including an attack on US forces at an Iraqi military base on December 27 that killed a US...

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In Iran, It Is a Crime to Be a Christian

Dec 29, 2019 by

by Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute: The Islamic Republic of Iran is unleashing a sweeping crackdown on Christians, particularly those who have dared to convert from Islam to Christianity. Most recently, nine Christians in Iran, possibly converts, have been convicted by the Islamic court, and each sentenced to five years in prison. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested them for attending church services at a private house. According to a report by Article 18, an Iranian NGO...

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Sheep among wolves

Oct 24, 2019 by

from Prophecy Today: David Lindsay reviews a challenging new film about the underground Church in Iran. This profoundly challenging film explores the rise of the world’s fastest growing church, in Iran. Upon watching, my initial reaction (deliberately overstated) was that there is virtually nothing that Iranian Christians can learn from Western Christians, and conversely nothing that we cannot learn from them. They are in a very different place to us. The Iranian awakening has become a...

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An English Misunderstanding of Iran

Jul 26, 2019 by

by Amir Taheri, Gatestone Institute: The English Job Understanding Iran and Why It Distrusts Britain By Jack Straw 390 pages; published by Biteback Books, London 2019. The subtitle of Jack Straw’s new book promises to help the reader in “understanding Iran”. However, what one gets in 390 pages may best be described as a misunderstanding of Iran today — a misunderstanding that has prevented Britain, along with other Western powers, from developing a realistic Iran policy...

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