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  • Iranian Christian Pastor Nadarkhani Re-Arrested in Tehran

    12/26/2012 9:33:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 26, 2012 | Pete Winn
    The Iranian Christian pastor who was acquitted just two months ago on charges he converted from Islam to Christianity and freed from prison has reportedly been re-arrested in Iran. Sources close to Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, including the British group Christian Solidarity Worldwide and the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), say the Iranian Christian pastor was reportedly taken back into custody on Christmas Day. … According to the sources, Nadarkhani was re-arrested by Iranian authorities to serve the remainder of a three-year sentence he had received for helping Muslims convert from Islam to Christianity. …
  • Christian pastor jailed in Iran for 3 years is freed, watchdog-group-says

    09/08/2012 10:07:22 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was originally sentenced to death in his native country for his Christian faith, was acquitted of apostasy charges and released from custody. Nadarkhani, 32, was imprisoned for three years and waiting execution for refusing to renounce his Christian faith. His charges were lowered to evangelizing to Muslims, which carried a three-year sentence. He was released with time served, according to the American Center for Law and Justice, a Washington-based watchdog group that had been campaigning for the pastor's release. "Today our sources in Iran reported that Pastor Youcef was acquitted of apostasy and released from...
  • Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is FREE

    09/08/2012 6:41:26 AM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    Vinienco ^ | 9/8/2012 | Vinienco
    CSW has been informed that apostasy charges against Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani have been dropped
  • Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Carries His Cross as a Christian 'Walking the Walk'

    08/31/2012 8:00:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/29/2012 | By Katherine Weber
    Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been imprisoned in Iran for his faith since 2009, and a New York City deacon has suggested that the persecuted pastor serves as the epitome of a faithful Christian. Nadarkhani is an Iranian Christian pastor who has been sentenced to die in Tehran. Initial reports, including a 2010 brief from the Iranian Supreme court, stated that the sentence was based on the crime of apostasy, renouncing his Islamic faith. Government officials later claimed that the sentence was instead based on alleged violent crimes, specifically rape and extortion; however, no formal charges or evidence of violent...
  • Youcef Nadarkhani Executed: Pastor Hanged in Iran for Being Christian (Unconfirmed)

    03/03/2012 1:31:16 PM PST · by soozla · 72 replies · 1+ views
    The "Religion of Peace" strikes again...........
  • Fox: Iran issues Kill order for Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

    02/26/2012 9:30:19 AM PST · by pabianice · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News Channel (live, no link) | 2/26/12
    Also from Fox, Obama has sent a letter regretting Iran's decision.
  • White House and State Department Appeal for Iranian Pastor’s Life

    02/24/2012 5:24:03 PM PST · by sreastman · 6 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 2/24/2012 | Steve Eastman
    White House and State Department Appeal for Iranian Pastor’s Life by Steve Eastman No one outside the government of Iran knows for know for sure if Youcef Nadarkhani is still alive. It’s believed his execution order has already been signed. Despite pressure from Iranian officials, the 34 year-old pastor has refused to deny Christ and “accept the prophet Muhammad as his savior." He was first detained by the Islamic regime in 2009. This week the White House released this statement: “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms reports that Iranian authorities’ reaffirmed a death sentence for Iranian Pastor...
  • Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani: White House and State Department Condemn Execution Order

    02/24/2012 4:54:55 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 23 February 2012 | Katherine Weber
    Both the White House and the U.S. State Department issued statements Thursday, Feb. 23 demanding the immediate release of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has been imprisoned in Iran since Oct. 2009. Nadarkhani's fate took a decisive turn for the worst on Feb. 21, when the American Center for Law and Justice announced that Iranian courts may have issued an execution order for Nadarkhani, who is currently imprisoned on charges of apostasy and attempting to evangelize Muslims. On Feb. 22, Present Truth Ministries issued an emailed press release stating that Iranian courts did in fact issue the death order. Today, the...
  • Iranian Pastor Could Be Executed Any Day Now

    02/23/2012 11:11:07 AM PST · by Qbert · 7 replies
    CBN.com ^ | 2/23/2012 | CBN.com
    Those close to the case of a Christian pastor in Iran who's facing a death sentence for refusing to recant his faith now fear he could be killed any day now. The American Center for Law and Justice warned there is an "increased likelihood" that the execution order against Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been signed and could be carried out at any time. "The likelihood that the Iranian regime will execute him increases by the day," ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow said. He added that the situation is more "dire" than ever. Meanwhile, several members of Congress have joined the...
  • ACLJ: Sources in Iran - Execution Warrant May Have Been Issued for Christian Pastor

    02/22/2012 4:38:26 AM PST · by tobyhill · 3 replies · 1+ views
    wall street journal ^ | 2/22/2012 | staff
    The American Center for Law and Justice, focusing on constitutional and international law, said today it has received information that Iran may have issued an execution order for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was sentenced to death because he refused to recant his Christian faith. The ACLJ is working to determine whether Pastor Youcef is still alive. "As of today, we cannot confirm that Pastor Youcef is alive," said Jordan Sekulow, Executive Director of the ACLJ. "The news out of Iran is not encouraging. With Iran now dominating international headlines because of its military actions, it's clear Iran may have decided...
  • Urgent: Take action by 9 November to request a pardon for Pastor Nadarkhani during Eid

    11/08/2011 1:58:21 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    IRAN: Act by 9 November to call for Pastor Nadarkhani's pardon during Eid Pastor Nadarkhani was arrested in Rasht in 2009 while attempting to register his church. In 2010 he was tried and found guilty of apostasy (abandoning Islam), and was sentenced to death. He now awaits a decision on his case from the supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, and a formal written verdict. His life is still in the balance.
  • Support grows as condemned Iranian pastor awaits sentence

    10/13/2011 2:09:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 1+ views
    cna ^ | October 13, 2011 | Michelle Bauman
    Washington D.C., Oct 13, 2011 / 12:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Washington, D.C.-based human rights organization has clarified that the life of Iranian Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani remains in the hands of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.“The latest reports indicating that the Supreme Court has called for yet another retrial are misleading,” said Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice on Oct. 12.Sekulow explained that “the judicial system in Iran operates in a substantially different way than court systems Americans are familiar with.” He made his remarks after news outlets reported Oct. 11 that the...
  • Eleven Christians receive death threats as false charges emerge against Nadarkhani

    10/03/2011 9:09:44 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 6 replies
    Christian Today Australia ^ | 10-3-2011 | Unknown to me
    Eleven Iranian Christians who fled Iran in the wake of a government campaign against evangelical Christianity have received threats via email from ‘the unknown soldiers of the Hidden Imam’ calling on them to either repent or face extra-judicial execution. The ‘unknown soldiers’ are alleged to have links with Iranian security services. The email, which was sent to each individual on 14 September, warned the recipients that although they may have managed to flee Iran, they are not hidden from the ‘acute eyes of the unknown soldiers’, who claim they have been advancing to the heart of the ‘Zionist regime’ over...
  • Iranian pastor faces death for rape, not apostasy - report

    09/30/2011 6:59:23 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 30, 20011
    Washington (CNN) -- Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani will be put to death for several charges of rape and extortion, charges that differ greatly from his original sentence of apostasy, Iran's semi-official Fars News agency reported Friday. Gholomali Rezvani, the deputy governor of Gilan province, where Nadarkhani was tried and convicted, accused Western media of twisting the real story, referring to him as a "rapist." A previous report from the news agency claimed he had committed several violent crimes, including repeated rape and extortion. "His crime is not, as some claim, converting others to Christianity," Rezvani told Fars. "He is guilty...
  • This brutality is not Islam (Youcef Nadarkhani update_

    09/30/2011 3:02:31 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 30 2011 | Mehdi Hasan
    14 Muslim-majority nations make conversion away from Islam illegal; several – including Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Sudan – impose the death penalty on those who disbelieve. The self-styled Islamic Republic of Iran has sentenced to death by hanging a Christian pastor, born to Muslim parents, for apostasy.
  • IRAN: Next 24 hours critical to stop the execution of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani

    09/28/2011 5:48:35 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 46 replies
    CSW is urgently calling for action on behalf of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani who faces execution anytime from Thursday onwards after refusing to renounce his faith. Pastor Nadarkhani is currently on trial in Rasht. He has appeared in court three times this week and each time has refused to renounce his faith when asked to do so by the court.
  • Iranian Pastor Faces Execution for Refusing to Recant Christian Faith

    09/28/2011 5:29:38 PM PDT · by bibletruth · 5 replies
    foxnews ^ | 2011 | Bibletruth
    Nadarkhani, a pastor in the 400-member Church of Iran, has been held in that country's Gilan Province since October 2009. Now Nadarkhani was sentenced to death for apostasy for the grace of God and freedom In Christ which he believes. Here is how a real Christian suffers under the name of Christ Jesus.
  • Pastor again refuses to recant as pressure builds on Iran to halt execution

    09/28/2011 3:56:28 PM PDT · by wmfights · 39 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Sep 28, 2011 | Michael Foust
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Iran is under increasing pressure from leaders around the world to halt the execution of Iranian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who on Wednesday refused for the fourth and final time to recant his faith and could be executed at any time. In the U.S., Speaker of the House John Boehner released a statement urging Iran to spare the pastor's life and release him. Overseas, British Foreign Secretary William Hague also called on Iran to overturn the sentence. Observers say external pressure could be critical in preventing the Iranian government from performing its first apostasy execution since 1990. Arrested...
  • Christian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani faces potential execution In Iran as early as tomorrow.

    09/27/2011 5:54:32 PM PDT · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/27/2011 | Jordan Sekulow
    Just days after Iran released two Americans accused of spying, an Iranian court has upheld the apostasy conviction and execution sentence of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. The 11th branch of Iran’s Gilan Provincial Court has determined that Nadarkhani has Islamic ancestry and therefore must recant his faith in Jesus Christ. Iran’s supreme court had previously ruled that the trial court must determine if Youcef had been a Muslim before converting to Christianity.
  • An Iranian pastor who has refused to renounce his Christian faith faces execution

    09/28/2011 1:00:47 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2011 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    An Iranian pastor who has refused to renounce his Christian faith faces execution as early as Wednesday after his sentence was upheld by an Iranian court. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/09/28/iranian-pastor-faces-execution-for-refusing-to-recant-christian-faith/#ixzz1ZHKt1HIi
  • Where is Obama on Christian Pastor About to be Executed?

    09/28/2011 12:30:35 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 22 replies
    godfatherpolitics.com ^ | 9/28/2011 | Godfather of Politics
    When President Obama came into office, we were assured that our relationship with Islamic nations would improve. Islam is really a religion of peace. He said the following in his remarks to the Muslim world, delivered on June 4, 2009 in Egypt. “I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles – principles of justice and progress;...
  • Deny Jesus Christ... Or Die..

    09/27/2011 6:53:16 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 27 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 9-27-11 | cakid1
    Deny Jesus Christ... Or Die.. That's pretty much the situation a Christian pastor is facing in Tehran. In Iran the Christian pastor could be executed this week... unless he recants his faith in Jesus Christ. So far he's refused to recant his faith. (He's in court facing charges of apostasy.) "Yousef Nadarkhani, who leads a 400-person house church movement, refused in court on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26 to recant Christianity and was scheduled to get two more chances on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28, according to the British-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), which monitors religious freedom."