Analysis

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.

Iran’s tightening grip on religious minorities

Iran’s tightening grip on religious minorities

With the Islamic Republic implanting its own leaders inside different faith groups to protect and advance its interests, these ancient minorities face altered traditions and even the risk of disappearing from Iran altogether.

What is Christmas really like for Christians in Iran?

What is Christmas really like for Christians in Iran?

Every year at Christmas, senior regime figures step forward to offer their well-wishes to their “Christian compatriots” on the occasion […]

What does Supreme Court ruling mean for Iran’s Christian prisoners of conscience?

What does Supreme Court ruling mean for Iran’s Christian prisoners of conscience?

Article18 asks human rights lawyer Hossein Ahmadiniaz about the practical implications for Iran’s Christian prisoners of conscience of the recent […]

Religious minorities in Iran: violence, resistance and hope

Religious minorities in Iran: violence, resistance and hope

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.

Evin videos show ‘institutionalised’ abuse in Iran’s prisons

Evin videos show ‘institutionalised’ abuse in Iran’s prisons

A series of leaked video clips have highlighted the shocking abuse of detainees inside Tehran’s Evin Prison, where over a […]

‘Iranian judiciary intent on suppressing independent lawyers and rights defenders’

‘Iranian judiciary intent on suppressing independent lawyers and rights defenders’

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”.

‘Just because I’m Christian, I’m deprived of any promotion’

‘Just because I’m Christian, I’m deprived of any promotion’

Maryam Dehkordi focuses on the myriad ways in which religious minorities are discriminated against in Iran, in violation of the Constitution.

Iran’s recognised Christians – the unlikely allies of the Islamic Republic

Iran’s recognised Christians – the unlikely allies of the Islamic Republic

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.