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Five-Year Prison Sentence Upheld Against Christian Convert for Missionary Activities

Iranhumanrights.org - The five-year prison sentence against Christian convert Ebrahim Firoozi for his alleged missionary activities has been confirmed by the Appeals Court in Tehran, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned.

Baha'is Imprisoned in Iran for Religious Beliefs Singled Out for Cruel Treatment

Iranhumanrights.org - A member of Iran's perseacuted Baha'i faith has expressed serious concerns about two imprisoned ailing family members who are being denied early release despite being legally eligible.

Judiciary Refusing to Release Ailing Baha’i Leader Imprisoned in Iran for Nine Years

Iranhumanrights.org - Behrouz Tavakkoli, an elderly former Baha'i community leader who has spent nearly nine years in prison for his faith, is legally eligible for early release, but his requests for a case review are being ignored.

Iranian Catholic Converts Arrested in Northwestern Iran

Iranhumanrights.org - Two Iranian Catholic converts have been arrested in their home by the Revolutionary Guards in West Azerbaijan Province, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned.

International Sufi Day

IOPHR - On Friday and Saturday 17 and 18th of February 2017, ceremonies commemorating the anniversary of Sufi day were held in Hamburg and Hanover Germany.

Foundation of Martyrs Doesn’t Recognize Baha’i Soldiers Who Died During the War

Muhiddin ZehniHRANA News Agency –Baha’i family of a soldier who died during the war at the front in Piranshahr had written a letter to the Foundation of Martyrs and called to recognize the soldier who defended the homeland as a “martyr” and create a precedent for him. The Head of Foundation of Martyrs in Miandoab in response to the soldier’s mother’s demand, had written that because “he was a member of Bahai sect” and based on the regulations, the possibility of filing does not exist for him or the same person or people, whether veterans or victims.

Iranian University Conceals Evidence of Expelling Baha’i Students for Religious Beliefs

Iranian University Conceals Evidence of Expelling Baha’i Students for Religious BeliefsIranhumanrights.org - Fifteen Baha'i Students Expelled in December and January

At least 15 Baha'i students were expelled from Iranian universities between December 2016 and January 2017, with university officials trying to eliminate any trace of the ongoing discriminatory policy, which follows governmental policy.

Maryam Naghash Zargaran Returned to Evin Prison

Maryam Naghash ZargaranHRANA News Agency – On December 6, Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran, Christian convert returned to Evin prison by the end of her furlough and also 42 days has been added to her sentence because of her “absence”.

Protestant Church Property Confiscated in Iran by Khamenei-Supervised Organization

Protestant Church Property Confiscated in Iran by Khamenei-Supervised OrganizationIranhumanrights.org - The largest Persian-speaking Protestant community in Iran, Jama'at-e Rabbani, has announced that it has been stripped of its ownership of Sharon Gardens, a large and valuable piece of real estate in the city of Karaj, by an organization operating under the supervision of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

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