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‘The interrogator made fun of my words and even the colour of my skin’

‘The interrogator made fun of my words and even the colour of my skin’

Sahar Dashti experienced racism as a child as one of very few dark-skinned children in her city, so she was […]

A tribute to ‘God’s Smuggler’

A tribute to ‘God’s Smuggler’

Article18’s Mansour Borji says the world needs more Brother Andrews: people who courageously slay giants and break the bonds of injustice, even when they wear the clothes of those in authority.

‘The 1979 revolution culminated in the murder of my brother’

‘The 1979 revolution culminated in the murder of my brother’

Bishop Guli Francis-Dehqani explains how her world changed as the events which led to the revolution of 1979 began to unfold.

‘We can’t accept Muslims becoming Christians through church propaganda’

‘We can’t accept Muslims becoming Christians through church propaganda’

Rev Farhad Sabokrooh was 15 years old when he became a Christian in 1979, the same year religious fervour among […]

‘You were born a Muslim, Shiite blood runs in your veins’

‘You were born a Muslim, Shiite blood runs in your veins’

Mojtaba Keshavarz Ahmadi’s experiences since becoming a Christian 20 years ago show just how costly that decision can be for […]

‘Becoming a refugee in Turkey is the worst decision you can ever take’

‘Becoming a refugee in Turkey is the worst decision you can ever take’

“Sometimes I feel like I’ve waste my whole life.” These are the words of Iman Ghaznavian Haghighi, an Iranian Christian […]

‘If we could go back in time, we’d walk the same path’

‘If we could go back in time, we’d walk the same path’

When the Shekoohi family converted to Christianity, it was a decision for which every member would pay a heavy price. […]

‘If I no longer encourage people to use drugs, is this against Islam and Iran?’

‘If I no longer encourage people to use drugs, is this against Islam and Iran?’

Nima Rezaei, born in the year of the Iranian Revolution, was just one month old when his father died. The […]

‘We were so scared that at night we held each other’s hands and prayed’

‘We were so scared that at night we held each other’s hands and prayed’

For Atena Fooladi Helabad, the stress of her arrest and detention was so great that it brought on her period. […]

‘They tortured me with their threats’

‘They tortured me with their threats’

Ehsan Khoshgoo was a university student when he was arrested at a Tehran house-church gathering in November 2015. When he […]