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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 […]

‘Every time the bell rang, we thought it was him’ – daughter of pastor executed 30 years ago

‘Every time the bell rang, we thought it was him’ – daughter of pastor executed 30 years ago

By Mary Mohammadi The following is an English translation of an interview conducted by Christian convert Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi with […]

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, […]