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Turkey’s health insurance denial ‘increases asylum seekers’ desperation’

Turkey’s health insurance denial ‘increases asylum seekers’ desperation’

The Turkish government’s decision to stop providing free health insurance to asylum seekers has added to the “desperation” many feel, according to the regional manager of Article18’s partner charity Middle East Concern.

Confirmed: Mary Mohammadi is in Qarchak Prison

Confirmed: Mary Mohammadi is in Qarchak Prison

Article18 can now confirm that Christian convert Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi is being held in Qarchak detention centre, south of the […]

Fatemeh Mohammadi reported detained in Tehran prison as Trump highlights arrest

Fatemeh Mohammadi reported detained in Tehran prison as Trump highlights arrest

US President Donald Trump highlighted Iran’s detention of 21-year-old Christian convert Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi as part of a high-profile annual […]

‘We’re too quiet,’ say Iranian Christian survivors of persecution

‘We’re too quiet,’ say Iranian Christian survivors of persecution

Three Christian women survivors of persecution in Iran have called upon the international community to make more noise on behalf […]

Iranian Christians granted early release from prison

Iranian Christians granted early release from prison

Three Iranian Christian converts have been granted early release from prison, reports Middle East Concern. Asghar Salehi was released from […]

First he was forced out of his city, then his country

First he was forced out of his city, then his country

An Iranian convert to Christianity and his wife have been in Turkey for nearly five years now, and they are […]

Iran’s ID-card policy turns unrecognised religious minorities into ghosts

Iran’s ID-card policy turns unrecognised religious minorities into ghosts

The Islamic Republic’s decision to remove the “other religions” option from the national ID-card application form looks set to deny millions of Iranians their citizenship.

Iranian Christian prisoner sends condolences to plane victims

Iranian Christian prisoner sends condolences to plane victims

An Iranian Christian serving a ten-year prison sentence for his membership of a house-church has shared his condolences with the […]

Christian convert, 65, sentenced to three years in prison

Christian convert, 65, sentenced to three years in prison

Ismaeil Maghrebinejad, a 65-year-old convert to Christianity, has been sentenced to three years in prison for “insulting Islamic sacred beliefs”. […]

Exile and pressure on family members as violations of Christians’ rights continued in 2019

Exile and pressure on family members as violations of Christians’ rights continued in 2019

Iranian Christians continued to suffer multiple violations of their right to freedom of religion of belief in 2019, Article18’s latest […]