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Unusual Ruling Frees Christian Couple from Prison in Iran
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Iranian authorities released two Christian leaders from prison last week after a judge broke with common judicial practice in the country and ruled that home church participation was not illegal,...
Iran Releases Yousef Nadarkhani, Other Christians from Prison
Monday, March 6, 2023
Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, once sentenced to death in Iran for apostasy, was the third Christian convert recently released from prison as part of the government’s annual amnesty marking the...
Iran Releases Two Christians from Notorious Evin Prison
Monday, October 31, 2022
Two Christians imprisoned in Iran for their church leadership roles were released a few days after a fire broke out in Tehran’s Evin Prison on Oct. 15, but rights advocates were mystified about why...
First Christians Sentenced to Prison under New Law in Iran
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Several Christians have reportedly been arrested and sentenced to five years in prison under Iran's newly amended law aimed at halting the growth of Christianity and other religious groups in the...
German Pastor Hopeful in Fight to Remain in Turkey
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Pastor Michael Feulner of Germany recently explained to Morning Star News why he is hopeful that he may be the exception to a wave of foreign Christian leaders expelled from Turkey because of his...
Christian Begins Sentence of Exile in Remote, Islamist Area of Iran
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
A convert from Islam is convicted of evangelizing and will be forced to spend two years in exile.
Islamic Extremists in Egypt Slaughter Coptic Christians on Pilgrimmage to Monastery
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Islamist gunmen open fire on bus full of youths.
Coptic Christians in Egypt Mourn after Worst Church Bombing in Country's History
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
As government investigators sifted through the scene of Egypt’s worst bombing attack against Christians in the nation’s history, today the families of those who were slain mourned and buried their...
Muslim Extremists in Egypt Torch Coptic Christian Homes, Businesses
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Assailants suspect Copts of turning center into church building.
Iran Levels Serious Charge against Noted Church Leader, Beats Another
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Iranian authorities charged a well-known pastor with “acts against national security” and beat another as persecution of Christians continued the past month.
Imprisoned Christian in Iran Hopes for Appeal; Inmate Returns after Medical Leave
Thursday, July 7, 2016
A convert from Islam sentenced to five years in prison on a concocted charge of “disturbing the national security of Iran” is expected to be granted an appeal this month after waiting more than a...
Jailed Advocate for Religious Rights in Egypt Released on Bail
Thursday, June 23, 2016
A noted Coptic human rights activist arrested in May and accused of belonging to a terrorist organization was released from prison Tuesday (June 21) after posting bail.
Egyptian Crack-Down on Human Rights Defenders Reaches Key Christian Activist
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
A Coptic human rights activist arrested this month by Egyptian security officials faces the possibility of life in prison on concocted charges because of his efforts to expose persecution of...
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