Analysis

A recipe for intolerance: Iran’s blueprint for cracking down on Christians

A recipe for intolerance: Iran’s blueprint for cracking down on Christians

In spite of what regime figures like to say about the “tolerance” of the Islamic Republic, from the early days of the revolution — as soon as they were firmly in power — the ayatollahs began a crackdown on civil and religious liberties.

Iran’s judicial standards document just another smokescreen

Iran’s judicial standards document just another smokescreen

Iran’s new judicial standards document on the face of it matches up well with international standards. The problem is that the guidelines and the reality on the ground are some way apart.

Reflections on the start of the school year for those deprived of education

Reflections on the start of the school year for those deprived of education

Iranian Christian convert Mary Mohammadi poetically describes the immense impact of deprivation of education and how it feels for those like her to see children and students begin another academic year without them.

Iran’s religious minority representatives: surrender to survive

Iran’s religious minority representatives: surrender to survive

Even Iran’s “recognised” minorities are victims of an apartheid along religious lines. Why, then, have they also become propagandists of the Islamic Republic?

Iranian regime trying to ‘suffocate’ growth of Christianity – Mansour Borji

Iranian regime trying to ‘suffocate’ growth of Christianity – Mansour Borji

Article18’s Mansour Borji yesterday explained during a live webinar how the Iranian regime is trying to “suffocate” the rapid growth […]

Iran continues to deny religious freedom abuses, against all evidence

Iran continues to deny religious freedom abuses, against all evidence

Any observer of Iran’s multitudinous religious freedom abuses will be familiar with the repeated denials by regime officials. The latest […]

The impact of Turkey’s health insurance cuts on Iranian asylum seekers

The impact of Turkey’s health insurance cuts on Iranian asylum seekers

The coronavirus outbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time for many of Turkey’s asylum seekers. Just a few months […]

‘Total religious freedom’ or is Iran one of world’s worst persecutors of Christians?

‘Total religious freedom’ or is Iran one of world’s worst persecutors of Christians?

Article18’s advocacy director, Mansour Borji, has addressed the often cited discrepancy between the Iranian government’s claims that there is “total […]

Turkey’s health insurance denial ‘increases asylum seekers’ desperation’

Turkey’s health insurance denial ‘increases asylum seekers’ desperation’

The Turkish government’s decision to stop providing free health insurance to asylum seekers has added to the “desperation” many feel, according to the regional manager of Article18’s partner charity Middle East Concern.

Iran’s ID-card policy turns unrecognised religious minorities into ghosts

Iran’s ID-card policy turns unrecognised religious minorities into ghosts

The Islamic Republic’s decision to remove the “other religions” option from the national ID-card application form looks set to deny millions of Iranians their citizenship.