More than 30 lawyers, including at least three involved in defending Christian converts, have been arrested in recent weeks in cities across Iran.
Accusations that members of religious minorities, including Christians, are engaged in unspecified “actions against national security” are deliberately vague in […]
How much weight should be given to the testimony of church leaders in assessing the credibility of asylum-seekers’ claims to have converted to Christianity?
An Iranian Anglican minister and his family, who had been threatened with deportation from Turkey, have now been safely resettled […]
Sahar Dashti experienced racism as a child as one of very few dark-skinned children in her city, so she was […]
My name is Masoumeh Dashti Aqizadeh, but I prefer to be called Sahar. I was born in November 1981 into a Muslim family in Lenjan County in Isfahan Province. I remember well the day I became a Christian – it was 23 October 2001…
As protests in Iran continue and supporters hold rallies around the world in solidarity with the Iranian people, Article18’s Fred Petrossian is documenting the new and old struggles, including a mass protest scheduled to take place on 22 October in Berlin.
A second Christian convert has been unexpectedly pardoned and released from Tehran’s Evin Prison just a day after the release of a 61-year-old man who had spent nearly five years in prison.
British-Iranian bishop Guli Francis-Dehqani has written and recorded prayers for the Iran, as protests continue in the wake of the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.
Article18 has joined with 42 other civil-society groups in calling on the UN Human Rights Council to “urgently establish an […]