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Prisoners of conscience sponsored by German politicians

Prisoners of conscience sponsored by German politicians

Three prisoners of conscience convicted on charges related to Christianity have been sponsored by German politicians. Mina Khajavi, Mehdi (Yasser) […]

Christian convert baptised in Malaysia given prison sentence on return to Iran

Christian convert baptised in Malaysia given prison sentence on return to Iran

A Christian convert who was baptised in a church in Malaysia has been sentenced to two years in prison in […]

Article18 calls for renewal of Special Rapporteur and Fact-Finding Mission mandates

Article18 calls for renewal of Special Rapporteur and Fact-Finding Mission mandates

Article18 has today joined over 40 other human rights groups in calling for the renewal of the mandates of the […]

‘Stop persecuting peaceful religious gatherings in private homes’, UN rapporteur tells Iran

‘Stop persecuting peaceful religious gatherings in private homes’, UN rapporteur tells Iran

UN Special Rapporteur Javaid Rehman has told the Islamic Republic of Iran to “end the criminalisation of the peaceful expression […]

House-church member charged with ‘making false religious claims’

House-church member charged with ‘making false religious claims’

A house-church member in a city near Tehran has been charged with “teaching activities that educate in a deviant way […]

Asylum-seekers who convert in EU can’t be automatically rejected, court rules

Asylum-seekers who convert in EU can’t be automatically rejected, court rules

EU countries have been told they cannot automatically reject asylum claims based on professed conversions to Christianity, even if the […]

‘My whole life was affected by persecution and harassment due to my faith’

‘My whole life was affected by persecution and harassment due to my faith’

Esmaeil Maghrebinezhad is pensive as he relates the story of his conversion to Christianity in the early days of the […]

Esmaeil Maghrebinezhad

Esmaeil Maghrebinezhad

My name is Esmaeil Maghrebinezhad and I was born in 1954 in Tehran. My whole life was affected by persecution and harassment due to my faith.

Christian convert released on bail of nearly $40,000

Christian convert released on bail of nearly $40,000

A Christian convert detained for three weeks, following his arrest by Ministry of Intelligence agents, has been released on bail […]

‘Faceless victims’ report launch at UK parliament

‘Faceless victims’ report launch at UK parliament

Article18’s joint annual report – published in collaboration with CSW, Open Doors and Middle East Concern – was presented at […]