In Iran, Covert Christian Converts Live With Secrecy and Fear

A draft Iranian law would mandate the death penalty for apostasy.

Ethnic Armenians, Iran's largest Christian minority, on Christmas Eve.

Ethnic Armenians, Iran's largest Christian minority, on Christmas Eve.

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She says she was recently rejected for a job as a flight attendant with Air Iran, the state-run airline, because she hadn't ever read the Koran. "Religion without the freedom to reject it is not a true religion," she says in her living room, her head bereft of a scarf. "It makes life very claustrophobic."

(This story was reported with a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington.)