Friday, August 17, 2012

Pastor Nadarkhani To Appear In Court After 1,060 Days In Prison

Christian Solidarity Worldwide, one of the organizations which has been closely following Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani's case, has updated their page with the following information:

A while ago we asked you to write to Pastor Nadarkhani to encourage him while he’s in prison. Unfortunately, it’s no longer safe for him to receive cards or letters – it could put him or his family in danger.
When we ask you to send cards and letters to encourage someone who’s in prison, the priority for us is to ensure their safety. We’ll only ask you to write to them if it’s safe for them to receive mail, and we constantly monitor their situation.
Thank you so much for the thousands of cards you’ve already sent to Pastor Nadarkhani! Please don’t write to him any more at the moment, but if things change, we’ll let you know. In the meantime – keep praying!

The American Center For Law and Justice's last update concerning the pastor is reporting that the Iranian government wants him back in court in less than a month, "on September 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM to answer for 'charges brought against him.' .... It is unclear whether the 'charges' referred to in the court summons will be his current apostasy charge or new, unknown charges. What is clear is that his new court date will come after more 1,060 days spent in prison for nothing but his faith in Jesus Christ – an imprisonment that violates Iran’s own constitution. The ACLJ is continuing to work with contacts in Iran, the State Department, and foreign diplomats to pressure Iran for the release of this persecuted pastor."

You can view the full details of the pastor's case by viewing the "Categories: Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani" section on the sidebar and also the new "Timeline(s) of Events" section. Keep lifting this pastor up in your prayers!

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