Wednesday, February 22, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Facing Execution “Firm In Christ”

By Stefan J. Bos
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani facing imminent death has urged his church to remain "firmly in Christ" shortly after a court apparently ordered his execution, a church official told BosNewsLife.

Nadarkhani was still alive Wednesday afternoon local time, February 22, but it remained unclear when he would be hanged on charges of "apostasy" or "abandoning Islam", confirmed the pastor's Church of Iran council member Firouz Khandjani.

The Lakan Prison, near the pastor's northern home city of Rasht, is viewed as notorious by rights activists as several inmates were allegedly "secretly hanged" their, without a fair trial. Nadarkhani, who is married with two children, was however "allowed yesterday to speak with his wife from prison," said Khandjani.

"He did not speak with her about the court order. However he urges his church to stay firmly in Christ," the church official added. A lawyer of Nadarkhani was informed about the execution order, although the defense team has not yet received official written notification from the court. the rest

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