Witness Statements

Parham Mohammadpour

Parham Mohammadpour

My name is Alireza (Parham) Mohammadpour, and I was born on 22 July 1990 in Nahavand, Hamadan Province, to a Laki-speaking family from the city of Harsin, in Kermanshah Province.

Iman Ghaznavian Haghighi

Iman Ghaznavian Haghighi

My name is Iman Ghaznavian Haghighi, and I was born on 4 April 1986 in Shiraz. My father passed away when I was 11 years old, so I had to study and work at the same time. A while later, I became a Christian and an active member of a Christian youth group.

Arina Zarei

Arina Zarei

My name is Fatemeh (Arina) Zarei. I was born on 27 December 1975, in Isfahan, to a Muslim family with strong religious beliefs. However, I converted to Christianity in 2008.

Davood Irani

Davood Irani

My name is Davood Irani and I am from Tabriz. I became a Christian on 28 August, 2005. I was born in a non-religious family, but like all Iranians I was forcefully deemed a Muslim from birth.

Danial Shahri

Danial Shahri

I am Danial Shahri. I was born on 10 November, 1990, in a Christian family in Isfahan. My parents are both blind and converted to Christianity from Islam. I was a student in Iran and was active in a “house church” in Isfahan.