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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 […]

15 years since brutal murder of Christian convert Ghorban Tourani

15 years since brutal murder of Christian convert Ghorban Tourani

This Sunday will be the 15th anniversary of the brutal murder of Iranian Christian convert Ghorban Tourani, whose still-bleeding body […]

Christian convert Kavian Fallah-Mohammadi on his arrest, 10-year sentence and why he left Iran

Christian convert Kavian Fallah-Mohammadi on his arrest, 10-year sentence and why he left Iran

Iranian Christian convert Kavian Fallah-Mohammadi has spoken exclusively with Article18 about his arrest at a Christmas gathering in 2014, at […]