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‘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 […]

‘If you won’t recant your faith, you’re no longer my sister!’

‘If you won’t recant your faith, you’re no longer my sister!’

When Arina’s brother came to visit her in prison, he told her that if she refused to give up her […]

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 […]