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Iran seeks to further clamp down on ‘obstacle’ of human rights lawyers

Iran seeks to further clamp down on ‘obstacle’ of human rights lawyers

The Iranian judiciary is seeking to further tighten its grip on the legal system by looking to replace the Iranian […]

40 years since murder of first Iranian bishop’s only son

40 years since murder of first Iranian bishop’s only son

On 6 May 1980, at the age of just 24, Bahram Dehqani-Tafti, the only son of the first ethnic Iranian […]

The impact of Turkey’s health insurance cuts on Iranian asylum seekers

The impact of Turkey’s health insurance cuts on Iranian asylum seekers

The coronavirus outbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time for many of Turkey’s asylum seekers. Just a few months […]

Iran remains among world’s worst violators of religious freedom – USCIRF

Iran remains among world’s worst violators of religious freedom – USCIRF

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has once again listed Iran among the world’s worst violators of religious freedom. […]

US Commission on International Religious Freedom annual report 2020

US Commission on International Religious Freedom annual report 2020

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has once again listed Iran among the world’s worst violators of religious freedom. […]

Abdolreza Ali Haghnejad, Shahrooz Eslamdoost, Behnam Akhlaghi, Babak Hosseinzadeh, Mehdi Khatibi, Khalil Dehghanpour, Hossein Kadivar, Kamal Naamanian and Mohammed Vafadar

Abdolreza Ali Haghnejad, Shahrooz Eslamdoost, Behnam Akhlaghi, Babak Hosseinzadeh, Mehdi Khatibi, Khalil Dehghanpour, Hossein Kadivar, Kamal Naamanian and Mohammed Vafadar

These nine Christians are serving five-year prison sentences.

Howard Baskerville, the American missionary who became Iran’s martyr

Howard Baskerville, the American missionary who became Iran’s martyr

While today relations between Iran and America are severely strained, there remains, even today, an American revered by many in […]

Mary Mohammadi given suspended prison sentence and lashes

Mary Mohammadi given suspended prison sentence and lashes

Twenty-one-year-old Iranian Christian convert Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi has been sentenced to three months plus one day in prison, and ten […]

‘Immediately release prisoners of conscience to prevent humanitarian disaster’

‘Immediately release prisoners of conscience to prevent humanitarian disaster’

The Council of United Iranian Churches (Hamgaam) has called on Iran to immediately release all prisoners of conscience to “prevent […]

‘Total religious freedom’ or is Iran one of world’s worst persecutors of Christians?

‘Total religious freedom’ or is Iran one of world’s worst persecutors of Christians?

Article18’s advocacy director, Mansour Borji, has addressed the often cited discrepancy between the Iranian government’s claims that there is “total […]