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

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 […]

Reflections on the start of the school year for those deprived of education

Reflections on the start of the school year for those deprived of education

Iranian Christian convert Mary Mohammadi poetically describes the immense impact of deprivation of education and how it feels for those like her to see children and students begin another academic year without them.

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 […]

Bahram Dehqani-Tafti, murdered son of first ethnic Iranian Anglican bishop

Bahram Dehqani-Tafti, murdered son of first ethnic Iranian Anglican bishop

On 6 May 1980, at the age of just 24, Bahram Dehqani-Tafti, the only son of the first ethnic Iranian […]