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‘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, […]

Parham Mohammadpour

Parham Mohammadpour

My name is Alireza (Parham) Mohammadpour, and I was born on 22 July 1990 in Nahavand, Hamadan Province, to a Laki-speaking family from the city of Harsin, in Kermanshah Province.

New arrests and threats as pressure increases on Rasht Christians

New arrests and threats as pressure increases on Rasht Christians

Three Christian converts were arrested last night in the northern city of Rasht, in the latest blow to the beleaguered Christian community there.

‘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 […]

Iman Ghaznavian Haghighi

Iman Ghaznavian Haghighi

My name is Iman Ghaznavian Haghighi, and I was born on 4 April 1986 in Shiraz. My father passed away when I was 11 years old, so I had to study and work at the same time. A while later, I became a Christian and an active member of a Christian youth group.

Iranian Christian among prisoners to be ‘adopted’ by UK parliamentarians

Iranian Christian among prisoners to be ‘adopted’ by UK parliamentarians

Iranian Christian Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh will be one of the first four prisoners of conscience to be “adopted” by UK […]

Evin videos show ‘institutionalised’ abuse in Iran’s prisons

Evin videos show ‘institutionalised’ abuse in Iran’s prisons

A series of leaked video clips have highlighted the shocking abuse of detainees inside Tehran’s Evin Prison, where over a […]

Christian convert given leave from prison

Christian convert given leave from prison

Christian convert Hamed Ashouri has been released on leave from prison. Article18 understands that the 31-year-old, who is serving a […]

Christian converts’ sentences reduced but appeals rejected

Christian converts’ sentences reduced but appeals rejected

Three Christian converts were informed today that their appeals against five-year prison sentences have been rejected, but their sentences reduced […]

Intelligence agents ‘refusing to return Christians’ property’

Intelligence agents ‘refusing to return Christians’ property’

Intelligence agents in the southwestern city of Dezful are reportedly refusing to hand back the personal belongings of four Christian […]