Unprecedented Death Sentence for Christian Pastor on Charge of Apostasy

Dec 8, 2010 Full story: Payvand News of Iran

The Supreme Court of Iran should immediately reverse the apostasy conviction and death sentence of Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani and release him from prison, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today ...

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#1 Dec 9, 2010
from Payvand News of Iran:

"Nadarkhani, 32-year-old who became a Christian at age 19, is a member of the Church of Iran ministry and the pastor of an approximately 400-person congregation in the northern city of Rasht. Despite being sentenced to death for apostasy, no articles in Iranian legal code refer to such a crime ...

"On 22 September 2010, the 11th Circuit Criminal Court of Appeals for the Gilan Province upheld the death sentence and conviction of Youcef Nadarkhani for apostasy.

"Apostasy, the act of renouncing one's religion, is not a crime under Iran's Islamic Penal Code. Instead, the presiding judge in Nadarkhani's case rested his opinion on texts by Iranian religious scholars."

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#2 Dec 9, 2010
Muslims have been murdering people for Apostasy since Mo told them to.

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#3 Dec 9, 2010
Nothing at all unprecedented about it! Nor is it unprecedented to have state controlled media.

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