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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani writes plea for help during hunger strike from Iran’s Evin Prison

Nearly one week has passed since Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has begun a hunger strike from Evin Prison, where he is serving a 10-year jail sentence. He began the hunger strike in response to the Education Ministry’s More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Iran denies Christian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani’s children their high school diplomas

wo Iranian Christian children whose father is imprisoned for his faith have been denied high school diplomas by the state. The government insists that they complete Islamic education first. Their father, Yousef More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Iran issues prison time for Christian converts: Asghar Salehi and Mohammad Reza Rezzaei

Three Iranian converts were sentenced to six months in prison after receiving charges of “propaganda against the system through promoting Zionist Christianity.”  They were arrested last September during a series More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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Iran moves to ban education for non-Muslims as ‘propaganda act’

Iran’s new education minister Mohsen Haji Mirzaei has used the launch of a new country-wide project as an opportunity to strike out against Iran’s religious minorities, saying Wednesday that students of “other More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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Kylie Moore-Gilbert identified as Australian detained in Iran with Jolie King, Mark Firkin

One of three Australians recently revealed to be detained in Iran was identified by her family on Saturday as Melbourne University lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert. “Our family thanks the Government and the University More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Eritrea worst than North Korea, communist China for a free press

On Tuesday, the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released a report ranking the top ten countries with the least Freedom of Press. The list was topped by Eritrea. The other nine on the list included More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Iranian Christians Fatemeh Bakhteri and Saheb Fadaie jailed for ‘spreading progaganda’

As of a few short days ago, the second of two Iranian Christians was officially imprisoned by a religiously-biased national judiciary for her faith in Christ Jesus. In these past few years, the Christian community More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Persian Christian Ismail Falahati battling deportation from Turkey

Over the past few days, as cogs slowly turn in the machines of Turkey’s government, an order for the deportation a Persian pastor and his family, presently seeking asylum, back to Iran is being assembled. Ismail More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Iranian, Mostafa Rahimi1 Jailed for Selling Bibles

(International Christian Concern) -Local reports indicate that a bookseller in Northwest Iran was rearrested on Tuesday and is currently incarcerated in Bukan Central Prison. Mostafa Rahimi was originally arrested More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Iran Targets Christian Refugees Families

(International Christian Concern) –Two married Iranian Christian refugees living in the United States have requested prayers for their family members who remain in Iran. They report that there has recently been More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Iran Institutes ‘Cleansing Procedure’

(International Christian Concern) –Iran has announced a “cleansing procedure” within its judiciary system, which is dominated by hardline conservative Islamists. This refers to widespread corruption within More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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Ben Shapiro: Media is celebrating Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib’s anti-Semitism as part of intersectionality

Imagine two sitting Republican Congresspeople planned a trip to a foreign country in conjunction with a nongovernmental organization. Imagine that particular NGO had a long history of Jew hatred: It had run a piece More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
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ICE, DHS help break up Brazilian human smuggling ring from Somalia, Algeria, Iran and the US

An international human smuggling ring based in Brazil has been disrupted with the arrests of three alleged human smugglers on Brazilian federal charges, following an extensive investigation coordinated by U.S. Immigration More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Iran refuses state attorney for Christians arrested in Rasht, sent to Evin Prison

Last year, Iran’s judiciary released a list of 20 state approved lawyers who would exclusively take on cases involving national security charges. Five Iranian Christians had their court hearing aborted on July More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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Christian, Fatemeh Azad Arrested Upon Return to Iran

(International Christian Concern) –A 58-year-old Iranian convert to Christianity who fled her country was denied asylum in Germany, and immediately arrested upon her deportation back to Iran. Fatemeh Azad reportedly More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Iranian Christian, Mahrokh Kanbari Receives Court Summons

(International Christian Concern) –An Iranian Christian convert, Mahrokh Roksare Kanbari, has received a summons to appear in the Karaj Islamic Revolutionary Court on July 27th. She was originally arrested this More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Iran Christian woman Fatemeh Mohammadi assaulted for how she wore her headscarf

A 19-year-old Christian woman was arrested yesterday after going to a police station to file a complaint. Fatemeh Mohammadi was assaulted by a woman dressed in a chador, a long black robe worn by conservative Muslim More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Iran Responds to Global Outcry over Removed Cross

(International Christian Concern) –The cross of an Assyrian Presbyterian Church in the northwest city of Tabriz was replaced on July 9th following an international outcry. In May, Iranian intelligence agents More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 8th, 2019
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Iraqi Christians Worried Over Electoral System

(International Christian Concern) –Iraq’s Babylon Brigade is a militia headed by Chaldean Christian Rayan al-Kildani. It is primarily composed of Shabak and Shia Arabs, and falls under the authority of the Iranian More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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Iran Violently Arrests 8 Christians

(International Christian Concern) –Eight Iranian Christians living in the Persian Gulf city of Bushehr were arrested after Ministry of Intelligence agents raided their homes and confiscated all Christian items. More...


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