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Leila and Peyman

Leila and Peyman

My name is Leila Fooladi Helabad and I was born in 1976 in Isfahan. And my name is Abbas Kiani, known as Peyman. I was born in 1975 in Khorramshahr.

Christian convert refused parole again despite assurances

Christian convert refused parole again despite assurances

Christian prisoner of conscience Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh has for the second time this year been refused conditional release, or even […]

‘Appeasement is approval,’ says Iranian Christian rights activist

‘Appeasement is approval,’ says Iranian Christian rights activist

An Iranian Christian convert now living in Sweden who has helped organise numerous protests over the past year has warned […]

Christian convert released on bail after month’s incommunicado detention

Christian convert released on bail after month’s incommunicado detention

A Christian convert detained incommunicado for almost a month following his arrest by agents of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps has […]

‘We weren’t afraid of prison, but we were afraid of being raped’

‘We weren’t afraid of prison, but we were afraid of being raped’

Emma’s interrogator said her arrest was part of a major national operation, in which Christians in as many as 23 […]

Emma Safaei

Emma Safaei

My name is Azam Safaei, though now I prefer to be called Emma. I was born in 1977, and am originally from Khorasan [northeast Iran].

Christian converts and pastors ‘equally mistrusted’ by German immigration service – report

Christian converts and pastors ‘equally mistrusted’ by German immigration service – report

A new report by a Christian charity in Germany is highly critical of its immigration service for failing to recognise […]

Christian convert arrested three weeks ago still detained, incommunicado

Christian convert arrested three weeks ago still detained, incommunicado

There are concerns over the wellbeing of a Christian convert, whose whereabouts remain unknown more than three weeks after his […]

‘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 in 1990 in Nahavand, Hamadan Province, to a Laki-speaking family from the city of Harsin, in Kermanshah Province.