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.
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.
Christians in Iran are in constant danger of arrest, often followed by interrogation and imprisonment, so being prepared for these eventualities is essential.
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.
Every year at Christmas, senior regime figures step forward to offer their well-wishes to their “Christian compatriots” on the occasion […]
Article18 asks human rights lawyer Hossein Ahmadiniaz about the practical implications for Iran’s Christian prisoners of conscience of the recent […]
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.