The lawyer of five Christians out on bail for more than a year has complained his clients’ confiscated belongings have still not been returned to them, despite the law mandating they should be returned at the “earliest possible opportunity”.
With the Islamic Republic implanting its own leaders inside different faith groups to protect and advance its interests, these ancient minorities face altered traditions and even the risk of disappearing from Iran altogether.
Every year at Christmas, senior regime figures step forward to offer their well-wishes to their “Christian compatriots” on the occasion […]
A Christian convert serving a six-year prison sentence for leading a house-church has queried how the head of Iran’s judiciary […]
Article18 asks human rights lawyer Hossein Ahmadiniaz about the practical implications for Iran’s Christian prisoners of conscience of the recent […]
It was Marjan and Mani’s eight-year-old daughter, Dina, who opened the door when their home was raided by intelligence agents […]
My name is Mohsen (Mani) Aliabady Ravari, and I was born in 1978 in Tehran. My wife Manizheh (Marjan) Bagheri was born in 1983 in Hamedan.
Iran’s Supreme Court has ruled that nine Christian converts serving five-year prison sentences for their involvement in house-churches should not have been charged with “acting against national security”.
For four decades, by exerting structural and institutionalised violence and legalising discrimination against millions of religious minorities, the Iranian regime has sought to subdue, de-identify, and even eradicate them, writes Fred Petrossian.
The UN’s General Assembly yesterday passed a resolution highlighting “widespread patterns of serious human rights violations” in Iran, including the […]