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-Iran Releases Pastor Saeed Abedini

Monday, January 18th, 2016

                  (Pastor Saeed Abedini / ACLJ.org) Iran has finally released American Pastor Saeed Abedini after three years in prison. Here’s the story from Christianity Today: …  The Iranian-American pastor from Idaho, held for more than three years, was exchanged as part of a prisoner swap in which Iran released four people and the United States […]

-The New ‘Moderate’ Iran Sentences 4 Christians to 80 Lashes for Communion Wine

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

                            (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Wikipedia) Four Christians in Iran have been sentenced to receive 80 lashes a piece after being caught taking communion wine in a home. Consuming alcohol is a violation of the law in that country in spite of the fact that it was part of a Christian ritual. Also the four men […]

-Iran: American Pastor May be Hanged?

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

(Saeed Abedini / ACLJ.org) An American citizen who traveled to Iran and was imprisoned for his Christian faith  in September is in now danger of being hanged by the radical Iranian government: The Jerusalem Post reports: The U.S. State Department expressed “serious concerns” about Abedini’s situation on Friday. Jordan Sekulow, the executive director of the […]

-Iran: Pastor Nadarkhani Re-Arrested on Christmas Day

Monday, December 31st, 2012

(Pastor Nadarkhani and Family:  Robert Reed Daly) With all of the festivities of this holiday season you might have missed this story. From Fox News: The Iranian Christian pastor who had been imprisoned in Iran for converting from Islam to Christianity was taken into custody again on Christmas Day, according to several Iranian media sources […]

-International Outcry Brings Re-trial For Iranian Pastor

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

                                   (Image via Wikipedia) Supreme Court of Iran has ordered a re-trial for a Christian pastor sentenced to death for ‘apostasy.’ Facing death, Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani refused to recant his Christian faith in at least 3 Appeals Court hearings. The Appeals Court found him guilty of ‘apostasy’ even though it could not be proven that […]

-Iran: Christian Pastor is Facing Execution Because His Ancestry Was Muslim?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Iranian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has refused to recant his Christian faith before two court hearings on September 25 and 26. If he continues to refuse, he will be executed. His final opportunity is scheduled for today (September 28). UPDATE: Pastor Yousef did refuse to recant for the 3rd and final time before the court on […]

-Iranian Pastor to be Executed for ‘Apostasy’?

Friday, July 8th, 2011

The Supreme Court of Iran rejected an appeal by an Iranian pastor convicted of apostasy so a death sentence may still remain in force. In 2009, Pastor Youcef Nardarkhani, a leader in the Full Gospel "Church of Iran" was arrested and imprisoned after protesting a government requirement that his son study the Koran. He was […]

-Iran: Crackdown on Christians

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

                                                   (Iran via Wikipedia) Since Christmas, Iranian authorities have arrested at least 70 Christians along with 2 pastors who are facing a possible indictment for apostasy which carries a death sentence. Converts from Islam are being targeted in particular. Tehran Governor Morteza Tamadon was quoted by the Islamic Republic News Agency  saying that the Christians […]