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‘Many Iranians don’t even know recognised religious communities are repressed’

‘Many Iranians don’t even know recognised religious communities are repressed’

“I faced oppression from a very early age,” explains Dabrina Bet-Tamraz, the daughter of Iranian-Assyrian church leaders.

‘We refugees already have enough difficulties. The earthquake has added to that’

‘We refugees already have enough difficulties. The earthquake has added to that’

Iranian Christian refugees have been among those affected by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

1. Arrest

1. Arrest

In his first Note from Prison, Mojtaba Hosseini talks about his conversion to Christianity, joining a house-church, and the first of two subsequent arrests.

Wife of imprisoned pastor charged with ‘disturbing public opinion’

Wife of imprisoned pastor charged with ‘disturbing public opinion’

The wife of a pastor serving a six-year prison sentence for “propagating Christianity” now faces her own charges of “propaganda […]

Refugees given new hope with launch of US sponsorship scheme

Refugees given new hope with launch of US sponsorship scheme

The hundreds of Iranian Christian refugees stuck in countries like Turkey have been given fresh hope with the launch of […]

‘Iran ostracises and silences Assyrians and Armenians who speak out’

‘Iran ostracises and silences Assyrians and Armenians who speak out’

The daughter of Iranian-Assyrian church leaders who were forced to flee Iran has sought to explain the “very strong contrast” between Christians like her parents and those who make public statements in support of the regime.

Iranian Christian asylum seekers caught up in Turkey’s deportation drive

Iranian Christian asylum seekers caught up in Turkey’s deportation drive

Article18 has received firsthand testimonies from five Iranian Christian refugee families who have been arrested in Turkey in recent weeks and taken to “removal centres”, where they have been detained and threatened with deportation.

Son of murdered pastor releases film in response to Iran executions

Son of murdered pastor releases film in response to Iran executions

The son of a murdered Iranian pastor has produced a short film in protest against state executions in Iran. Joseph […]

Converts among women prisoners to ‘say “no” to executions’

Converts among women prisoners to ‘say “no” to executions’

Two Iranian Christian converts are among 30 women prisoners of conscience to have signed a joint letter denouncing state executions in Iran, as protesters continue to be sentenced to death.

‘We held each other’s hands, and cried in silence’

‘We held each other’s hands, and cried in silence’

“Sometimes, even though I’ll be sitting next to my family, it will be as though I’m not there. I’ll stare […]