Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Iran Readjusts to Execute Christian Pastor

Faced with growing international pressure, Iran has made a political move to continue with the execution of a Christian Pastor first condemned for converting to Christianity from Islam.  The American Center of Law and Justice has been working alongside attorneys for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani and released this statement yesterday:

The push by the Iranian government to execute a Christian pastor is accelerating.  Iranian state news is spreading false reports that Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was not convicted of converting from Islam to Christianity, but is instead charged with Zionism and security-related crimes – the worst possible charge that can be leveled against someone in Iran.

Our efforts are having a tremendous impact, as Iran is now feeling this international pressure to release Pastor Youcef.  However, it is critical that Secretary of State Clinton – America’s top international diplomat – do more than just say she is “concerned” about this impending execution.  She must immediately call on Iran for Pastor Youcef’s unconditional release.

You can sign a petition addressed to Secretary of State Clinton here.

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