For four decades, by exerting structural and institutionalised violence and legalising discrimination against millions of religious minorities, the Iranian regime has sought to subdue, de-identify, and even eradicate them, writes Fred Petrossian.
A series of leaked video clips have highlighted the shocking abuse of detainees inside Tehran’s Evin Prison, where over a […]
An Iranian human rights lawyer says the latest move by the judiciary to stifle the independence of lawyers shows the presence of “even a small number of human rights defenders is intolerable for the judiciary”.
Maryam Dehkordi focuses on the myriad ways in which religious minorities are discriminated against in Iran, in violation of the Constitution.
The Iranian state propaganda machine continues to use the country’s recognised Christian minority groups – of Armenian and Assyrian descent – as tools to speak out against the rise of evangelical Christianity in Iran.
The appointment of another infamous hardliner as the new head of Iran’s judiciary, replacing president-elect Ebrahim Raisi, is being seen as another step towards an even more repressive Islamic Republic.
As the dust settles on Ebrahim Raisi’s unsurprising election victory, amid record low voter turnout, Article18 assesses what the result […]
As the next election approaches, Article18’s Kiaa Aalipour analyses the situation of religious minorities, especially Christians, during Hassan Rouhani’s two terms in office.
Nazila Ghanea considers how the Biden administration should approach international religious freedom, especially in light of Trump-era policies.
Article18’s Mansour Borji describes the deep and long-lasting negative impacts of “white torture” on Iranian Christian prisoners of conscience.