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Iran Authorities Set Pastor’s Execution for Apostasy

ICC Note:

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was issued the death sentence for ‘apostasy’ in an Iranian court for questioning Islamic education in schools. His wife, Fatemeh Passandideh, was released from prison 10 days after the verdict. Please be in prayer for Pastor Youcef and his family.

10/24/2010 Iran (CBN) – A Christian pastor in Iran is scheduled to be put to death this weekend.

Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani was convicted of apostasy, which carries the death sentence in Iran. Authorities said he will be executed Sunday, Oct. 24. His wife was sentence to life in prison.

Youcef leads one of the largest Protestant communities in Iran and has been targeted for converting Muslims to Christ.

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