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Five family members among eight Christians arrested in Bushehr

Five family members among eight Christians arrested in Bushehr

Eight converts to Christianity, including five members of one family, were arrested in the southwestern city of Bushehr on Monday, […]

UN Special Rapporteur ‘very concerned’ by Iran’s mass arrests of Christian converts

UN Special Rapporteur ‘very concerned’ by Iran’s mass arrests of Christian converts

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran spoke yesterday of his “serious concern” over the “disturbing” mistreatment of […]

Mariet Michaelian

Mariet Michaelian

Mariet Michaelian was speaking to Article18 on the 25th anniversary of the murder of her father, Tateos, an Iranian-Armenian church […]

‘My brother found him … in the morgue’ – 25 years since Tateos Michaelian’s murder

‘My brother found him … in the morgue’ – 25 years since Tateos Michaelian’s murder

Mariet Michaelian gave birth to her firstborn, Anna, on the day it was confirmed her father had been murdered. Tateos […]

25 years since murder of church leader and Bible translator Tateos Michaelian

25 years since murder of church leader and Bible translator Tateos Michaelian

Tomorrow will be the 25th anniversary of the forced disappearance of Tateos Michaelian, an outspoken Iranian Armenian church leader and […]

25 years since extrajudicial killing of ‘apostate’ Mehdi Dibaj

25 years since extrajudicial killing of ‘apostate’ Mehdi Dibaj

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the forced disappearance of Mehdi Dibaj, a Christian convert who had been released from […]

Iran Ministry of Intelligence and EIKO closes Assyrian Presbyterian church

Iran Ministry of Intelligence and EIKO closes Assyrian Presbyterian church

This case study was used as part of a UK government-funded report into the persecution of Christians worldwide. Case referenced by Article18, […]

Rouhani’s legal adviser questions legality of Tabriz church closure and minority teacher ban

Rouhani’s legal adviser questions legality of Tabriz church closure and minority teacher ban

A senior legal adviser to the Iranian president has publicly questioned the legality of the recent closure of a church and banning of […]

‘Systemic and institutionalised’ persecution of Christians in Iran

‘Systemic and institutionalised’ persecution of Christians in Iran

Iran’s continued violations of religious freedom are highlighted in the UK Foreign Office’s latest global Human Rights and Democracy report, […]

Religious minority teachers banned from working in nursery schools

Religious minority teachers banned from working in nursery schools

The Iranian government has banned members of religious minorities from teaching in nursery schools, except in special schools where all […]