Stop the Execution Orders of Pastor Nadarkhani in Iran

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  1. Iran’s Christian Pastor Alive, Execution Looming


    The Christian pastor sentenced to death in Iran last week for leaving Islam and converting to Christianity was confirmed alive as of early Sunday, sources close to his attorneys told Fox News.

    Iran’s government backtracked over the weekend, stating that no execution order had been announced for Youcef Nadarkhani, and that he was being held not for apostasy, but for rape and “other crimes,” according to the Islamic Republic’s state-controlled Press TV.

    Nadarkhani’s attorneys believe the government toned down its rhetoric in response to an international outcry. The execution order, however, remained in effect, they said.

  2. UN: Iran Executes Anti-Islam Citizens


    Shaheed was delivering his first report to the UN’s 47- nation Human Rights Council on the rights situation in the country since being appointed last year. Tehran dismissed it as a “compilation of baseless allegations.”

    “It is with great concern that I report the significant increase in the rate of executions in Iran from 200 in mid-September 2011 to over 600 executions by the end of the year,” Shaheed told the council.

  3. Iran Detains Dozen Christians In Major City

    TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)– At least a dozen devoted Christians from Iran’s third largest city remained in jail Saturday, March 17, as part of an attempt by authorities to discourage Muslims and Christian converts to attend church services, Iranian Christians said.

    Mohabat News, a news agency of Iranian Christians and activists, said security forces began a new crackdown last month in Isfahan, 340 kilometers (211 miles) south of the capital Tehran.

    The agency said security forces detained both leaders and members of churches meeting in buildings, as well as some from underground house churches.

    1. Iranian authorities have consistently denied wrongdoing but have acknowledged they are concerned about the spread of Christianity, with church groups claiming at least 100,000 devoted believers in the Islamic nation.

      Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last year especially condemned the growing house churches.

      Some, including house church Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, face execution because of their refusal to abandon their faith in Christ and return to Islam, court documents show.

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