Good news! The American Center for Law & Justice is announcing that Iranian Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been released once again today after being re-arrested and put in prison on Christmas Day!
Don’t forget to continue to pray for Pastor Youcef’s attorney, and for American Citizen – Pastor Saeed Abedini – both of whom remain imprisoned by Iran’s tyrannical Islamic regime in Tehran.
Fox News has confirmed the report from yesterday that Iranian Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was re-arrested and imprisoned on Christmas Day – a “clearly malicious move”:
ACLJ: Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was reportedly re-arrested and imprisoned on Christmas Day in Iran.
Pastor Youcef had been imprisoned under a death sentence for apostasy for nearly three years before being acquitted and released in September.
Now, in a clearly malicious move, Pastor Youcef was torn away from his wife and two young boys on Christmas Day.
Fox News confirms, “Youcef Nadarkhani, 35, had been summoned to return back to Lakan Prison in Rasht, the facility where he served time and was then released, based on the charge that he must complete the remainder of his sentence, according to several reports and confirmed by those close to Nadarkhani in Iran.” The Iranian court has ordered that he serve the 45 remaining days of his sentence, which he had previously been told he would serve as probation. . . . Read More
Reports today indicate Iranian Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was released from prison in September, has been “summoned” to turn himself in once again to serve the remaining 45 days in prison of his prison sentence. Nadarkhani was jailed for his faith in Jesus Christ, and served nearly three years in prison before being released after relentless international pressure. But the pathetic radical Islamic thug regime in Iran has apparently imprisoned him again on Christmas Day:
MIDEAST FACES: Iranian media sources are reporting that the Christian pastor living in Iran who was arrested on charges of converting to Christianity from Islam and then released in September is now in custody again on Christmas Day. Sources say Youcef Nadarkhani, 35, married with two children, was summoned to turn himself into Iranian authorities in Rasht, close to his home, to complete the remaining 45 days of his 3-year sentence. Upon his release in September, Nadarkhani had been told the remaining 45 days would be served in probation form. . . . Read More
The attorney who helped defend Nadarkhani in Iran is also languishing in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison.
BREAKING NEWS: Iran Returns Pastor Nadarkhani To Prison dlvr.it/2hlZ9p— Global Xian Net News (@gcnetnews) December 25, 2012
Allegedly Pastor Nadarkhani was returned to jail because “he had been released several days too early”. They discovered that on Christmas?— BenSix (@bensixesq) December 26, 2012