Analysis

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

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

Embed from Getty Images The Turkish government’s decision to stop providing free health insurance to asylum seekers has added to […]

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

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

By Fred Petrossian The Islamic Republic’s decision to remove the “other religions” option from the national ID-card application form looks […]

The Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s chief instrument of repression

The Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s chief instrument of repression

In the wake of the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, Article18 explains how his Revolutionary Guard Corps became one of […]

40 years since constitution enshrined discrimination along religious lines

40 years since constitution enshrined discrimination along religious lines

The constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran was ratified 40 years ago this week, enshrining discrimination along religious lines.

Death and life under religious apartheid

Death and life under religious apartheid

By Fred Petrossian The killing of an Assyrian Christian citizen by the Islamic Republic’s security forces in Fardis, Karaj, came […]

Persecution of Christians in Iran – Dr Sara Afshari

Persecution of Christians in Iran – Dr Sara Afshari

Dr Sara Afshari provided this testimony at Westminster Abbey on Monday 8 April to members of an independent review team […]

Oral evidence on Iran: Article18’s Mansour Borji

Oral evidence on Iran: Article18’s Mansour Borji

Article18’s Advocacy Director, Mansour Borji, gave the following testimony at Westminster Abbey on Monday 8 April to members of an […]

Remembering Rev Arastoo Sayyah, 40 years after his murder

Remembering Rev Arastoo Sayyah, 40 years after his murder

By Anahita Babmohammadi On 19 February 1979, just eight days after the revolution, Anglican pastor Arastoo Sayyah was brutally murdered […]

40 years of religious apartheid: Christianity in post-revolution Iran

40 years of religious apartheid: Christianity in post-revolution Iran

By Mansour Borji When Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran in February 1979 as the face of the Iranian Revolution, he […]

The birth of a minority: Iranian Christians

The birth of a minority: Iranian Christians

By Fred Petrossian The fate of Iran’s Christians, as the Islamic Republic turns 40 years old, could perhaps be viewed […]