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‘The worst thing that can happen for a prisoner is that feeling of being forgotten’

‘The worst thing that can happen for a prisoner is that feeling of being forgotten’

Among the many challenges Iranian Christians face following arrest are the various cunning techniques used by interrogators in an attempt to sow seeds of distrust between them and their fellow house-church members.

For Iranian Christian refugees, limbo in Turkey can lead to danger

For Iranian Christian refugees, limbo in Turkey can lead to danger

Esmaeil Falahati’s case shows how the fates of asylum-seekers—often Christians—have become subject to Turkish officials sometimes unsympathetic with their plight, and the repercussions of countries closing their borders to refugees.

Iranian Christian convert with Parkinson’s disease faces prison

Iranian Christian convert with Parkinson’s disease faces prison

An Iranian Christian convert with advanced Parkinson’s disease and his wife have been told to expect a summons any day […]

Article18 calls for renewal of mandate of UN rapporteur on human rights in Iran

Article18 calls for renewal of mandate of UN rapporteur on human rights in Iran

Article18 has joined 38 other rights groups in calling for the renewal of the mandate of the UN’s special rapporteur […]

UK ambassador calls on Iran to end persecution of Christian converts

UK ambassador calls on Iran to end persecution of Christian converts

The UK’s permanent representative to the UN has called on Iran to end its “persistent” discrimination and persecution of religious […]

Honouring the Iranian Christian women persecuted for their faith

Honouring the Iranian Christian women persecuted for their faith

On International Women’s Day, we honour the Christian women who have been arrested, charged or imprisoned over the past 12 […]

UN rapporteur condemns Iran’s treatment of PS752 protesters like Mary Mohammadi

UN rapporteur condemns Iran’s treatment of PS752 protesters like Mary Mohammadi

The UN’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions has condemned Iran for “multiple human rights violations” in the downing last year of Ukrainian passenger plane PS752 and response to subsequent protests.

‘We opened the door and 20 intelligence agents came in’

‘We opened the door and 20 intelligence agents came in’

Maryam Rooznahani Peyhani fled her home in Iran two years ago today, on the anniversary of the raid on her […]

Ebrahim Firouzi released on bail, but charges not dropped

Ebrahim Firouzi released on bail, but charges not dropped

Iranian Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi has been released on bail after nearly three weeks in detention. The 34-year-old, who has […]

Iran’s Catholics welcome new archbishop after six-year hiatus

Iran’s Catholics welcome new archbishop after six-year hiatus

Fr Dominique Mathieu, 57, was consecrated last week as archbishop of the Tehran-Isfahan archdiocese – one of the smallest in the world, with just six parishes and an estimated 2,000-6,000 members.