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‘Terrorists, Zionists, spies: this is how Christians are referred to in Iran’ – Dabrina Bet-Tamraz

‘Terrorists, Zionists, spies: this is how Christians are referred to in Iran’ – Dabrina Bet-Tamraz

The daughter of an Iranian couple facing long prison sentences for their Christian activities has spoken out against Iran’s ‘mistreatment […]

‘Tabriz church was never closed, cross fell down’ – pro-government agency

‘Tabriz church was never closed, cross fell down’ – pro-government agency

A pro-government news agency in Iran has claimed the Assyrian church in Tabriz was never forcibly closed, as Article18 reported, and […]

Christian activist arrested while filing complaint about assault

Christian activist arrested while filing complaint about assault

A young female Christian convert and activist who spent six months in prison for her membership of a Tehran house-church […]

Cross put back on top of Tabriz church after outcry

Cross put back on top of Tabriz church after outcry

The cross has been replaced on top of the forcibly closed Assyrian church in Tabriz following a global outcry. In the 9 […]

US Secretary of State laments ‘intense’ persecution of Christians in Iran

US Secretary of State laments ‘intense’ persecution of Christians in Iran

The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, yesterday lamented the “intense” persecution of Christians in Iran, during a speech in […]

Karaj converts begin jail sentences

Karaj converts begin jail sentences

Five Iranian converts to Christianity submitted themselves to the central detention centre in Karaj on Saturday to begin their jail […]

Independent Review of UK Support for Persecuted Christians

Independent Review of UK Support for Persecuted Christians

Although Christians in the Armenian and Assyrian churches may practise their faith within strict confines, persecution in Iran is on […]

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 Mikaelian

Mariet Mikaelian

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