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.
More on #Nadarkhani: has been “summoned” to serve remainder of original 3 yr sentence on Christmas Day in #Iran (back in prison)
Iranian Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has reportedly been freed from prison in Iran! The American Center for Law & Justice has advocated tirelessly for Nadarkhani, who spent more than three years in prison for refusing to recant his faith in Jesus Christ. But today, he was reportedly acquitted of apostasy from Islam by an Iranian court and convicted of evangelizing Muslims. He was reportedly sentenced to three years in prison for that charge, and given time served:
AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW & JUSTICE: Today marks a day of celebration. After languishing in prison for almost three years, under the threat of execution for his faith, Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been released from prison and acquitted of his apostasy charge.
Pastor Youcef had been summoned to appear before the court this morning for the charges brought against him. His hearing lasted almost six hours. But in the end, he was released and able to return home to his family.
Some of our sources close to the case report that the court acquitted him of apostasy, but charged and convicted him of evangelizing to Muslims. According to these same sources, the court sentenced Pastor Youcef to three years in prison and granted him time served, which means his prison sentence already has been completed.
Your prayers, your advocacy, and your voice has been heard. Please continue to pray for Pastor Youcef’s safety. . . . Read More
Iranian Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has been imprisoned in Iran for his faith for over 900 days, and sentenced to death, may now be about to lose his attorney. Reports indicate that the Iranian attorney who has been representing Nadarkhani is being sentenced to 9 years in prison for “propaganda against the regime.” The move is raising concerns the Iranian Government may be close to acting on the death sentence against Nadarkhani. They can do so at any moment, without any warning and without setting any kind of execution date. Nadarkhani has refused a number of times to recant his faith in Jesus Christ in order to have the death sentence overturned. His case reveals the vile grip radical Islam has on Iran and other parts of the Muslim world. Freedoms of speech, religion, and assembly are not respected, and basic Human Rights are routinely violated. Nadarkhani’s case is garnering world-wide attention.
Here is video from Fox & Friends discussing the case of Iranian Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has been sentenced to death for refusing to renounce his Christian faith. He has been under arrest for more than two years. He was sentenced to death for his faith, and his case has been under appeal. Sources say the order of execution has been issued, but it has not yet been carried out:
WND: Those in the free world who are supporting a Christian pastor condemned to death by Iranian authorities say the need is urgent for people to speak out on behalf of Youcef Nadarkhani.
The death order for Nadarkhani has been signed on charges that he left Islam for Christianity, but spokesman Gene Kapp of the American Center for Law and Justice today confirmed the pastor’s sentence has not been carried out.
“Our attorneys received confirmation that Pastor Youcef was still alive,” Kapp said.
But he said the situation is precarious for the pastor arrested in 2009 and charged with blasphemy for “leaving Islam.” International Christian Concern’s Middle East analyst Aidan Clay says death could come at any time.
“There is fear that Nadarkhani could be executed in secret any day. However, sometimes these cases are drawn out and Nadarkhani could languish in prison for months or even years,” Clay said. . . . Read More