Due to regular arrests and prosecution, many Christians decide not to unveil their faith in public, to avoid harassment and discrimination.
Sinan, an Iraqi Christian shares his views on the ordeal believers have to go through.
In the Nineveh Plains region, church leaders have been kidnapped; those speaking out against authorities and political leaders are particularly at risk.
Christian converts who have Muslim backgrounds experience intense pressure from their families, clan leaders and communities, which can lead to being expelled from the family, losing the means to get married. Many are forcibly divorced and lose their inheritance and access to their children.