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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 […]

UN experts call for release of all prisoners of conscience

UN experts call for release of all prisoners of conscience

A group of UN human rights experts have called on Iran to release all prisoners of conscience, in line with […]

Iranian referee asked if he’d converted to Christianity after officiating at ‘Armenian Olympics’

Iranian referee asked if he’d converted to Christianity after officiating at ‘Armenian Olympics’

A top-level Iranian football referee has revealed that he was asked if he had converted to Christianity because he officiated […]

Imprisoned Iranian Christian says people praying for him are ‘sharing my burdens’

Imprisoned Iranian Christian says people praying for him are ‘sharing my burdens’

An Iranian Christian convert serving a 10-year prison sentence for his membership of a Tehran house-church has written a letter […]

Ebrahim Firouzi on life in prison and exile

Ebrahim Firouzi on life in prison and exile

Ebrahim Firouzi tells Article18’s advocacy director, Mansour Borji, about the months he has spent in exile since his release from […]

Easter release for Iranian Christian convert

Easter release for Iranian Christian convert

Iranian Christian convert Fatemeh (Aylar) Bakhteri has been told she does not need to return to prison to complete her […]