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Abbas and Sakineh – Iran’s forgotten Christian martyrs

Abbas and Sakineh – Iran’s forgotten Christian martyrs

The deaths of an elderly Iranian couple following a violent raid by intelligence agents on their house-church in 2008, though […]

Foster mother to 12 girls forced out of Iran for ‘leading them away from Islam’

Foster mother to 12 girls forced out of Iran for ‘leading them away from Islam’

Christian convert Bita Rezaee was forced out of Iran after intelligence agents alleged that she had purchased her girls refuge with the help of “foreign Christians”, with the “aim of leading the girls away from Islam”.

The American pastor who moved back to Iran during the 1979 revolution

The American pastor who moved back to Iran during the 1979 revolution

When Tat Stewart, the son of Presbyterian medical missionaries, returned to Iran, it was the summer of 1979 and the revolution, in Tat’s words, was in “full bloom”.

Christian prisoner of conscience’s Nowruz poem

Christian prisoner of conscience’s Nowruz poem

Iranian Christian prisoner of conscience Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh has written a poem on the occasion of the Persian New Year, […]

‘The worst thing that can happen for a prisoner is that feeling of being forgotten’

‘The worst thing that can happen for a prisoner is that feeling of being forgotten’

Among the many challenges Iranian Christians face following arrest are the various cunning techniques used by interrogators in an attempt to sow seeds of distrust between them and their fellow house-church members.

Honouring the Iranian Christian women persecuted for their faith

Honouring the Iranian Christian women persecuted for their faith

On International Women’s Day, we honour the Christian women who have been arrested, charged or imprisoned over the past 12 […]

‘We opened the door and 20 intelligence agents came in’

‘We opened the door and 20 intelligence agents came in’

Maryam Rooznahani Peyhani fled her home in Iran two years ago today, on the anniversary of the raid on her […]

Amin Afshar-Naderi on his 15-year prison sentence and why he left Iran

Amin Afshar-Naderi on his 15-year prison sentence and why he left Iran

Iranian Christian convert Amin Afshar-Naderi has spoken exclusively to Article18 about the “extreme difficulty” he has experienced in “six years […]

‘We can’t allow sick people like you to prosper in the Islamic Republic’

‘We can’t allow sick people like you to prosper in the Islamic Republic’

Peyman and Leila Kiani’s one-year-old daughter, Armita, was present when officers from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence raided their house-church leadership […]

30 years since Iranian Christian convert hanged for ‘apostasy’

30 years since Iranian Christian convert hanged for ‘apostasy’

Today is the 30th anniversary of the hanging of Iranian Christian convert Rev Hossein Soodmand for “apostasy”. Hossein had been […]