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    Youcef Nadarkhani, Iranian Pastor, May Face Execution For 'Apostasy From Islam'

    Not surprising but still outrageous.

    Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian pastor who in 2010 was found guilty of apostasy and sentenced to death for refusing to recant Christianity, may have received a final execution order, according to the American Center for Law and Justice and Fox News.

    Neither Human Rights Watch nor Amnesty International could verify the information for The Huffington Post, but the White House on Thursday afternoon issued a statement condemning the reports and calling on Iran to release Pastor Nadarkhani.

    "This action is yet another shocking breach of Iran’s international obligations, its own constitution, and stated religious values," the White House statement read. "The United States stands in solidarity with Pastor Nadarkhani, his family, and all those who seek to practice their religion without fear of persecution -- a fundamental and universal human right."...
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1297262.html

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    Re: Youcef Nadarkhani, Iranian Pastor, May Face Execution For 'Apostasy From Islam'

    What's surprising is that Huffington Post al Ameriki reported it. Their Iranian paymasters are probably angry.

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    Re: Youcef Nadarkhani, Iranian Pastor, May Face Execution For 'Apostasy From Islam'

    Good news from Iran:

    Supporters of imprisoned Iranian Christian Youcef Nadarkhani began celebrating Saturday as news reports surfaced that the pastor had been released by Iranian officials, mere months after it appeared a final execution order had been handed down.

    Nadarkhani, 34 and a native Iranian, was found guilty in 2010 of apostasy and sentenced to death for refusing to recant Christianity. He has spent the last three years in jail awaiting his fate...

    The American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative Christian group founded by Pat Robertson, has been keping careful tabs on the pastor's situation, and broke the news of his release Saturday morning on its website.

    According to the ACLJ, the pastor was freed following a nearly six-hour court appearance. The Washington-based group cited sources "close to the case" as saying officials ultimately lowered his charges from apostasy to evangelizing Muslims, which carried a three-year term. Nadarkhani, who has a wife, Tina and two young sons, was therefore released with time served...
    source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1867334.html
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