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Article18 joins call for withdrawal of draconian Internet bill

Article18 joins call for withdrawal of draconian Internet bill

Article18 has joined with over 50 other human rights groups in signing a joint statement calling on the Iranian parliament to immediately withdraw a draconian Internet bill that would violate multiple human rights including freedom of expression.

As the world celebrates Nazanin’s release, let’s not forget those still in prison

As the world celebrates Nazanin’s release, let’s not forget those still in prison

After nearly six years’ unjust detention, it finally seems as though this may be the end of the ordeal for British-Iranian political prisoner Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her family.

Preparing for prison: mental, spiritual and organisational resilience

Preparing for prison: mental, spiritual and organisational resilience

Christians in Iran are in constant danger of arrest, often followed by interrogation and imprisonment, so being prepared for these eventualities is essential.

‘We were so scared that at night we held each other’s hands and prayed’

‘We were so scared that at night we held each other’s hands and prayed’

For Atena Fooladi Helabad, the stress of her arrest and detention was so great that it brought on her period. […]

Atena Fooladi Helabad

Atena Fooladi Helabad

My name is Samira Fooladi Helabad, known as Atena, and I was born in 1984 in Isfahan, into an Azeri family. I have four sisters and one brother. We all grew up in Isfahan. I became a Christian in 2000 after being very attracted to the humility and love of Christ.

Iran criticises UN report, calls claims of arrests of Christians ‘false’

Iran criticises UN report, calls claims of arrests of Christians ‘false’

Iran has dismissed the latest report by the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Iran as “biased”, “politically motivated” and based only on “a series of unsubstantiated and untrue allegations” by “foreign media”.

‘They tortured me with their threats’

‘They tortured me with their threats’

Ehsan Khoshgoo was a university student when he was arrested at a Tehran house-church gathering in November 2015. When he […]

Ehsan Khoshgoo

Ehsan Khoshgoo

My name is Ehsan Khoshgoo. I was born in 1991 in Kermanshah [western Iran] and grew up in Tehran and Karaj. I was 19 years old when a friend spoke to me about Christianity and gave me a Bible.

Anglican bishop of Iran’s official residence turned into a museum

Anglican bishop of Iran’s official residence turned into a museum

The official residence and family home of the former Anglican bishop of Iran is now a museum.

Bahram Nasibov, Eldar Gurbanov, Yusif Farhadov and Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh

Bahram Nasibov, Eldar Gurbanov, Yusif Farhadov and Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh

Christian convert Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh was arrested alongside three Christians visiting from Azerbaijan – Eldar Gurbanov, Yusif Farhadov and Bahram Nasibov – in June 2016 at a private gathering near Tehran.