Friday, January 20, 2012

Iranian pastor faces death for refusing to renounce Christianity

Yousef Nadarkhani, a Protestant pastor of the Church of Iran, was arrested 2009 and charged with the crime of apostasy, of rejecting the Islamic faith, and convicted of the charge in September 2010.  He was sentenced to death.

On December 30, 2011, Nadarkhani refused to reject his Christian faith for the third time and so be released from his sentence, reports Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

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