Analysis

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

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.

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 […]

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

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

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.

The birth of a minority: Iranian Christians

The birth of a minority: Iranian Christians

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.

‘If you want people to stop converting, stop oppressing them’

‘If you want people to stop converting, stop oppressing them’

The best way to halt the mass conversions of Iranian Muslims to Christianity is to stop oppressing them, says a […]