In the wake of the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, Article18 explains how his Revolutionary Guard Corps became one of […]
The constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran was ratified 40 years ago this week, enshrining discrimination along religious lines.
The killing of an Assyrian Christian citizen by the Islamic Republic’s security forces in Fardis, Karaj, came as another bitter and shocking piece of news in a series of horrifying reports of hundreds of Iranians being killed and wounded as protests spread across the country.
Dr Sara Afshari provided this testimony at Westminster Abbey on Monday 8 April to members of an independent review team […]
Article18’s Advocacy Director, Mansour Borji, gave the following testimony at Westminster Abbey on Monday 8 April to members of an […]
On 19 February 1979, just eight days after the revolution, Anglican pastor Arastoo Sayyah was brutally murdered in his church office in Shiraz, the first of several church leaders murdered in Iran in the violent early years of the revolution.
Though he spoke about freedom, Ayatollah Khomeini’s ultimate agenda was the establishment of an Islamic state based on a rigid, centuries-old interpretation that offered little room for any other expressions of faith.
Despite four decades of state-run repression, Iran’s Christian community of just a few thousand Muslim converts in 1979 has grown to several hundred thousand, or even one million according to some sources.
The best way to halt the mass conversions of Iranian Muslims to Christianity is to stop oppressing them, says a […]