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‘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 […]

‘If I ever took off my blindfold an officer would beat me with a stick’

‘If I ever took off my blindfold an officer would beat me with a stick’

Ali Shahvari was detained for a year, including two months in solitary confinement, following his second arrest for his Christian […]

‘Our daughter still visibly suffers from the impact of my arrest’

‘Our daughter still visibly suffers from the impact of my arrest’

It was Marjan and Mani’s eight-year-old daughter, Dina, who opened the door when their home was raided by intelligence agents […]

‘We weren’t afraid of prison, but we were afraid of being raped’

‘We weren’t afraid of prison, but we were afraid of being raped’

Emma’s interrogator said her arrest was part of a major national operation, in which Christians in as many as 23 […]

‘Suffocating’ pressure forced Christian convert to flee Iran

‘Suffocating’ pressure forced Christian convert to flee Iran

“Suffocating.” That’s the word Christian convert Alireza Mohammadpour uses to describe his treatment by agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence, […]

‘I asked myself, why am I alive?’

‘I asked myself, why am I alive?’

It was clear from the questions the interrogators asked him that Iman Ghaznavian Haghighi had been arrested only because of […]