Iranian Pastor Safe From Execution, For Now
Nadarkhani, once the leader of a 400-person congregation in Rasht, was previously convicted of apostasy -- the crime of abandoning Islam and converting to Christianity -- but Iran now claims that the death penalty reports that circulated around the world last week were unsubstantiated ...
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Since: May 08
#1 Oct 5, 2011
from International Business Times:
"Since news of Nadarkhani's looming execution spread, Iran has been loudly decrying the pastor as 'a convicted rapist and extortionist,' and the Fars News Agency said over the weekend that Nadarkhani was to be executed for Zionism and threats to national security.
"'This individual is guilty and his crime is not attempting to convert others to Christianity, rather his crimes are of a security nature,' Ali Rezvani, Deputy Governor of Gilan Province, stated.
"But Nadarkhani was first arrested in 2009 and until Monday, the government had only mentioned the apostasy charge for years, at least according to the court documents that have been released."
The new "crimes" didn't materialze until Amnesty International got involved in Nadarkhani's case.
Since: May 07
Israel, betach b'HaShem!
#2 Oct 5, 2011
such bigots are the iranians.
#3 Oct 6, 2011
why dont obama go over there and "talk peace with them" he should offer himself in place of the minister. it certianly would solve many other problems as well !!!
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