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First he was forced out of his city, then his country

First he was forced out of his city, then his country

An Iranian convert to Christianity and his wife have been in Turkey for nearly five years now, and they are […]

Six years on, Christian couple who fled persecution in Iran still stuck in Turkey

Six years on, Christian couple who fled persecution in Iran still stuck in Turkey

It’s now more than six years since Maryam Bateni Nia and her husband Reza Mousavi fled Iran, where Maryam faced […]

‘My brother found him … in the morgue’ – 25 years since Tateos Michaelian’s murder

‘My brother found him … in the morgue’ – 25 years since Tateos Michaelian’s murder

Mariet Michaelian gave birth to her firstborn, Anna, on the day it was confirmed her father had been murdered. Tateos […]

Remembering Rev Arastoo Sayyah, 40 years after his murder

Remembering Rev Arastoo Sayyah, 40 years after his murder

On 19 February 1979, just eight days after the revolution, Anglican pastor Arastoo Sayyah was brutally murdered in his church office in Shiraz, the first of several church leaders murdered in Iran in the violent early years of the revolution.

Haik Hovsepian, the Iranian church leader killed for speaking out

Haik Hovsepian, the Iranian church leader killed for speaking out

Iranian-Armenian church leader Haik Hovsepian disappeared on 19 January 1994. His family were notified of his death 11 days later, […]