Annual Report: Rights Violations Against Christians in Iran: 2024

Annual Report: Rights Violations Against Christians in Iran: 2024

Middle East Concern, in collaboration with Open Doors International, Article 18 and CSW has released the 2024 annual report on violations of the rights of Christians in Iran. In 2023, Iranians’ fundamental freedoms continued to be  curtailed by state authorities. This...
Türkiye: Worshipper shot dead by extremists

Türkiye: Worshipper shot dead by extremists

Church leaders request prayer after the killing of Tuncer Cihan by two extremists at Santa Maria Catholic Church in Büyükdere, Istanbul. On Sunday 28 January at around 11:40 a.m., two masked gunmen entered Santa Maria church during mass  At first firing shots into the...
Iran: Update on Christian convert brothers

Iran: Update on Christian convert brothers

Friends and family of Alireza and Amir Nourmohammadi are grateful that they were released conditionally following their arrest in December, but request prayer as they face prosecution for their Christian activities. The brothers were arrested, along with Milad...
Iran: Convert brothers detained by Iranian intelligence

Iran: Convert brothers detained by Iranian intelligence

On 11 December 2023 Christian converts Alireza and Amir Nourmohammadi were arrested along with Milad Goodarzi in Karaj by officers of the Iranian intelligence department. Milad was released after several hours but told to expect a further summons for questioning....
Israel: Mob attack in Armenian Quarter

Israel: Mob attack in Armenian Quarter

On 28 December a mob of 30 masked men armed with pepper spray and various weapons entered the Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem’s Old City and tried to remove barricades to allow access for bulldozers.  When Armenian Christian inhabitants resisted, the mob attacked...