Religious freedom conditions in Iran are egregiously poor as the government continues to respond to calls for reform by systematically cracking down on religious minorities. The government uses its official religious interpretation of the Islam faith as an ongoing basis for denying freedom of religion and belief to citizens who express dissent through peaceful protest.

Source: Worshipers carrying the Iranian flag arrive for the Friday Prayers in Tehran, RUETERS / Firouz

RELIGIOUS PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE

Ardeshir Fanaian

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RELIGIOUS PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

Youcef Nadarkhani was born on April 11, 1977 to Muslim parents in Rasht, Iran. Though not religious as a child, he converted to Christianity at age 19, becoming a member of the Only Jesus Church. He is currently both a member of the… Read More >

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On September 6, 2014, authorities believed to be the Revolutionary Guards arrested both Iraee and her husband and searched their home without a warrant. During this raid, the authorities confiscated an unpublished story written by Iraee… Read More >

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