Last year, Christian convert Fatemeh Mohammadi was arrested during an anti-government protest in Tehran.
Open Doors ranks Afghanistan second on its World Watch List of countries where it is the most difficult to be a Christian.
It is widely believed that this new law will serve as a more precise or expanded tool to suppress religious freedom.
Iranian Christians often are forced to sign agreements to abstain from gathering at house churches.
Over 340 million Christians live in areas where they face persecution for their faith.
The Nineveh plains and northern Iraq is home to many of the country’s remaining Christians.
It is not rare that Christians are being sent to “re-education” sessions with Islamic clerics.
Lebanon has nearly a forty per cent Christian population, hosting Christian minorities fleeing conflict elsewhere in the region.
Iran uses the country’s Penal Code to prosecute Christians for their peaceful religious activities.