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Attorney For Christian Pastor On Death Row In Iran Reportedly Sentenced To 9 Years In Jail

Not only are Christians now being imprisoned throughout Iran, so are those who dare defend them …

“Prominent human rights advocate and attorney Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, who represents the Christian pastor sentenced to death in Iran in a case that sparked international condemnation, has reportedly been sentenced to nine years in jail for allegedly ‘acting against national security’ in Iran.

Dadkhah has represented several political and human rights activists jailed since Iran’s 2009 disputed elections, including Youcef Nadarkhani, the Iranian pastor charged with apostasy and sentenced to death for leaving Islam and converting to Christianity.

‘I have been convicted of acting against the national security, spreading propaganda against the regime and keeping banned books at home,’ Dadkhah told the Guardian. Dadkhah has also reportedly been banned from teaching at universities or practicing law for 10 years.

The American Center for Law and Justice, or ACLJ, which has been working to secure the release of Nadarkhani, fears the decision to jail Dadkhah puts the Christian pastor at greater risk.” Read more.

Flashback: Iran’s Final Verdict: Allah’s Law Has Spoken, Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Should Be Killed for Rejecting Islam – “A trial court in Iran has issued its final verdict, ordering a Christian pastor to be put to death for leaving Islam and converting to Christianity, according to sources close to the pastor and his legal team. Supporters fear Youcef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old father of two who was arrested over two years ago on charges of apostasy, may now be executed at any time without prior warning, as death sentences in Iran may be carried out immediately or dragged out for years.” Read more.

  1. 05/05/2012 at 1:25 PM

    If you get a chance please let your Congresspeople, Senators, the President or if you are not in the US your politicians know about this case. I realize we have limited leverage with Iran and have been in a cold war with them, which has been much more hostile than the cold war with the Soviets, but it is still important that we keep the issue as visible as possible, especially given the very dangerous situation in Sudan. As you may know the Muslim north Sudan has declared de facto war against the new nation of South Sudan which is mostly Christian. South Sudan achieved independence at the cost of over 2 million and a larger than Rwanda genocide could be the result. Please also join our Yahoo group


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