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

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

Mariet Mikaelian 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 Mikaelian

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

Tomorrow will be the 25th anniversary of the forced disappearance of Tateos Mikaelian, 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 […]

UN establishes annual day commemorating victims of religiously motivated violence

UN establishes annual day commemorating victims of religiously motivated violence

The UN General Assembly yesterday voted to adopt 22 August as the annual UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of […]

‘Absurd’ that Iranian Christians are charged with acting against national security – USCIRF commissioner

‘Absurd’ that Iranian Christians are charged with acting against national security – USCIRF commissioner

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom’s (USCIRF) Tony Perkins says it’s “absurd” that Christians in Iran “who practise their […]

Assyrian parliamentary representative condemns Tabriz church closure

Assyrian parliamentary representative condemns Tabriz church closure

Only 48 hours after Article18 published news of the forced closure of a church in the northwestern city of Tabriz, the Assyrian […]