Middle East Concern, in collaboration with Open Doors International, Article 18 and CSW has released the 2019 report on violations of the rights of Christians in Iran.

During 2019, Iranian Christians, along with other religious minorities, continued to suffer multiple violations of their right to freedom of religion or belief. They were subjected to hate speech by government representatives, while ongoing surveillance by the authorities was often accompanied by harassment and the threat of criminal charges.

Christians were arrested, interrogated, pressured to recant or to commit to refrain from meeting other Christians or engaging in Christian activities. Many received prison sentences or saw their sentences upheld by appealscourts. Most of the reported violations involved converts from Islam, but there were also instances where members of the recognized Armenian and Assyrian Christian minority communities faced jail terms due to their religious activities.

To read the full report, click the image below.

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