Analysis

‘National security’ charges deliberately vague ‘to mislead public’

‘National security’ charges deliberately vague ‘to mislead public’

Accusations that members of religious minorities, including Christians, are engaged in unspecified “actions against national security” are deliberately vague in […]

UK courts grapple with church leaders’ expertise in assessing asylum-seekers’ conversion claims

UK courts grapple with church leaders’ expertise in assessing asylum-seekers’ conversion claims

How much weight should be given to the testimony of church leaders in assessing the credibility of asylum-seekers’ claims to have converted to Christianity?

A diversity of voices in and from Iran

A diversity of voices in and from Iran

As protests in Iran continue and supporters hold rallies around the world in solidarity with the Iranian people, Article18’s Fred Petrossian is documenting the new and old struggles, including a mass protest scheduled to take place on 22 October in Berlin.

An Iranian Christian’s response to the Mahsa Amini protests

An Iranian Christian’s response to the Mahsa Amini protests

Article18’s director, Mansour Borji, shares how he and his family have responded to the protests in Iran.

Meet Iran’s latest Christian prisoners of conscience

Meet Iran’s latest Christian prisoners of conscience

The similarities and differences between the latest set of Iranian Christians to have been jailed show clearly that, in the Islamic Republic, neither recognised nor unrecognised Christians are free to act out their beliefs.

Iranian Christian convert’s rejection reveals flaws in Germany’s asylum process

Iranian Christian convert’s rejection reveals flaws in Germany’s asylum process

An Iranian Christian convert who has been seeking asylum in Germany for four years has until today to accept his deportation or hand over his work license.

Trial of ‘Christian’ woman’s killer a reminder of Iran’s religious discrimination

Trial of ‘Christian’ woman’s killer a reminder of Iran’s religious discrimination

The resurfacing of a decade-old murder case involving an American “Christian” woman has again brought to light one of the ways in which Iran systematically discriminates against non-Muslims.

Leave used as leverage against Christian prisoners

Leave used as leverage against Christian prisoners

Iranian security agencies use medical care, leave and other legally guaranteed benefits as leverage to force Christian prisoners of conscience to comply with their illegal demands.

As the world celebrates Nazanin’s release, let’s not forget those still in prison

As the world celebrates Nazanin’s release, let’s not forget those still in prison

After nearly six years’ unjust detention, it finally seems as though this may be the end of the ordeal for British-Iranian political prisoner Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her family.

Preparing for prison: mental, spiritual and organisational resilience

Preparing for prison: mental, spiritual and organisational resilience

Christians in Iran are in constant danger of arrest, often followed by interrogation and imprisonment, so being prepared for these eventualities is essential.