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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 […]

Remembering Ravanbaksh, the ‘soul giver’

Remembering Ravanbaksh, the ‘soul giver’

At 6am on 28 September 1996, Christian convert Mohammad Bagher Yusefi (known as “Ravanbaksh”, or “soul giver”) left his home […]

Victor Bet-Tamraz reflects on 10-year sentence that forced him out of Iran

Victor Bet-Tamraz reflects on 10-year sentence that forced him out of Iran

Iranian-Assyrian pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz has spoken exclusively to Article18 about how his years of service to the Church in Iran […]

Howard Baskerville, the American missionary who became Iran’s martyr

Howard Baskerville, the American missionary who became Iran’s martyr

While today relations between Iran and America are severely strained, there remains, even today, an American revered by many in […]

Ebrahim Firouzi on life in prison and exile

Ebrahim Firouzi on life in prison and exile

Ebrahim Firouzi tells Article18’s advocacy director, Mansour Borji, about the months he has spent in exile since his release from […]

Coronavirus increases asylum seeker’s anxieties as wait for resettlement goes on

Coronavirus increases asylum seeker’s anxieties as wait for resettlement goes on

Arash Sedigh went to the UN offices in Makassar, Indonesia for more than 250 days in a row last year […]