Execution Orders Issued for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

| February 22, 2012 | Comments (2)
Pastor Youcef with his family

Pastor Youcef with his family

We are hearing reports from our contacts in Iran that the execution orders for Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani may have been issued.

Pastor Youcef’s situation – an innocent man convicted and sentenced to death for becoming a Christian – has not been this dire since we first brought his case to your attention last year.

It is unclear whether Pastor Youcef would have a right of appeal from the execution order. We know that the head of Iran’s Judiciary, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, must approve publicly held executions, but only a small percentage of executions are held public—most executions in Iran are conducted in secret.

There has also been a disturbing increase in the number of executions conducted by the Iranian regime in the last month.

Iran is actively violating its human rights obligations by sentencing and detaining Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. We call on the Iranian government to release Pastor Youcef immediately.

We are continuing to work to help spare the life of Pastor Youcef, and will provide additional updates on his situation as we are able.

Please continue to pray, share his story, and call for his release.

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  • Fido

    Thank you for doing the important work of keeping the world informed of the persecution of Christians by the forces of islam in North Africa. This is truly the war between believers in God and Jesus Christ and the armies of satan!

    • Youssef

      Hi Fido

      Thank you for the comment you have made and I couldn’t have done this without the Lord on my side. Yes there has been big conflicts but the blessed Lord has said “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world”, our God assures us with the greatest authority and that is Himself which is in us.

      God bless you

      Youssef