Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Iran Arrests Nadarkhani's Lawyer

Nadarkhani lawyer Mohamed Ali Dadkhah
For those of you who haven't been following this story, Youcef Nadarkhani is an Iranian Pastor who was arrested 2 and 1/2 years ago for the crime of converting to Christianity. He was convicted and has been sentenced to death. His lawyer, Mohamed Ali Dadkhah has been his voice to the rest of the world, fighting to keep his story public. He has just been arrested.

He has been charged with "Incitement Against the Regime," basically for his continued defense of Nadarkhani and other Christians like him. This leaves not only this Pastor, but a number of others as well, without representation. We are reminded that since all appeals have been exhausted, Nadarkhani, who has a wife and two small children, can be taken and executed at any time.

It is a dangerous time to be a Christian in Iran at this point in history. It also shines a light on the reality that, around the world, thousands of people yearly will give their lives for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When faced with the repeated opportunity to recant his faith and live and return to his family, he has consistently stated that he will not.

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has been at the forefront of the efforts to see Nadarkhani released, but will be greatly hindered by this latest arrest. Please continue to pray for Youcef Nadarkhani and his family. The video below gives more details of the latest developments.


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