Present Truth Ministries reports that Youcef Nadarkhani is still alive and in good health while waiting for a written verdict to be delivered regarding his September 2011 retrial. Meanwhile, Pastor Behnam Irani, imprisoned in Karaj, is not in good health and is routinely beaten by fellow prisoners. “Sources close to the family are concerned that he will die before the end of his five-year prison sentence,” Present Truth Ministries reports.
4/24/2012 Iran (Present Truth Ministries) – Our sources confirm that [Youcef Nadarkhani] is alive and is doing well by the grace of God. We are still waiting for a written verdict to be delivered regarding his September 2011 retrial. The Ayatollah has not responded to the local courts request for his legal opinion. It is unlikely he will respond because, if he does, it will create a legal precedent, and he neither wants to compromise on core Islamic penal code nor does he want to face the certain international uproar and loss of face that comes with executing a Christian. Pray that God works in the hearts of the local court and local officials.
Pastor Behnam Irani is not in good condition in Ghezal Hezar Prison in Karaj, Iran. He is frequently beaten by prisoners under the watchful eye of prison officials. Sources close to the family are concerned that he will die before the end of his five-year prison sentence. He is having trouble with his eyesight and his foot. He also has some sort of intestinal disorder.
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