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Iran: Pray For Pastor Youcef As Death Sentence is Upheld.

Remember Youcef Nadarkhani, the pastor from Rasht, about 750 miles northwest of Tehran, who was arrested in October 2009?  Well the case was taken to the Supreme Court, and [don’t rejoice yet]…

The Iranian Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a pastor convicted of apostasy and accused of evangelizing Muslims. Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, 34, has been in prison since October 2009, and the appeal of his death sentence was rejected by the Iranian Supreme Court on June 28, 2011. He is to be executed by hanging. If the death sentence is carried out, it will be …Read More!