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Dabrina Bet-Tamraz: My parents’ lives are on hold

Dabrina Bet-Tamraz: My parents’ lives are on hold

The daughter of an Assyrian pastor and his wife still awaiting the outcome of their appeals against prison sentences for […]

Intelligence Minister admits collaborative effort to combat conversions to Christianity

Intelligence Minister admits collaborative effort to combat conversions to Christianity

Embed from Getty Images Iran’s Minister of Intelligence has for the first time publicly admitted that his agency is collaborating […]

‘Alarming’ situation for Christians in Iran, UK government review finds

‘Alarming’ situation for Christians in Iran, UK government review finds

The situation for Christians and other minorities in Iran “has reached an alarming stage”, according to a new report conducted on behalf […]

Iranian government heightened its systematic targeting of religious minorities in 2018 – USCIRF

Iranian government heightened its systematic targeting of religious minorities in 2018 – USCIRF

Embed from Getty Images Iran remains among the world’s most egregious violators of religious freedom, according to the 20th annual […]

16 Bushehr converts face prison as appeals fail

16 Bushehr converts face prison as appeals fail

Sixteen converts to Christianity in the southwestern city of Bushehr are facing time in prison after their convictions were upheld […]

Armenian Christian enjoys Easter break from prison

Armenian Christian enjoys Easter break from prison

An Iranian-Armenian Christian serving a five-year jail sentence for “acting against national security through house-church activities” was permitted temporary leave […]

Religious minority representatives defend Revolutionary Guard ‘terrorists’

Religious minority representatives defend Revolutionary Guard ‘terrorists’

After the USA designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “terrorist group”, representatives of Iran’s ethnic religious minorities in the Islamic Consultative […]

Revolutionary Court trials ‘unfair in almost all cases’ – jailed rights lawyer

Revolutionary Court trials ‘unfair in almost all cases’ – jailed rights lawyer

Jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has published an open letter from Evin Prison claiming the verdicts issued by Iran’s Revolutionary Courts […]

Article18 calls for ‘full enjoyment’ of religious freedom in UPR submission

Article18 calls for ‘full enjoyment’ of religious freedom in UPR submission

Article18 has partnered with two fellow advocacy organisations to submit recommendations on Iran to the 34th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) […]

UK’s controversial rejection of convert’s asylum claim ‘needs thorough investigation’

UK’s controversial rejection of convert’s asylum claim ‘needs thorough investigation’

The UK’s immigration service has come under fire for using verses from the Bible to contradict the claims of an […]