Freedom for Pastor Nadarkhani
We are trying to free Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from prison, and we need your help!
Pastor Nadarkhani is the pastor of a 400-member house church in Iran. The Iranian government has separated him from his family and imprisoned him multiple times throughout the last decade. He currently is imprisoned in Evin Prison, serving a 10-year prison sentence that began two years ago. Those who are imprisoned for their faith routinely face torture in Evin Prison.
In desperation, Pastor Nadarkhani started a 21-day hunger strike last fall to protest the government’s mistreatment of his children. His 15-year-old son, Youeil, was barred from school and his 17-year-old son, Daniel, was only re-admitted into school as a guest. Both had been denied certificates showing that they had completed the past two academic years because they refused to take Islamic classes.
With the pandemic of COVID-19 sweeping through Iran’s prison system. Iran’s judiciary has furloughed 85,000 prisoners serving less than five-year sentences who tested negative for the coronavirus in an attempt to control the disease’s spread. Prisoners with more than a five-year sentence, including Pastor Nadarkhani, were excluded from temporary release and left to suffer the risks of this disease without access to adequate medical care.
As Pastor Nadarkhani and his family navigate these difficult times, we ask that you please join us in showing them your support. By signing this petition, you have the chance to show the American and Iranian governments that the Nadarkhani family matters, that they are remembered, and that they deserve basic human rights and peace following this long period of pain. You are also putting the Iranian government on notice that the world is watching.
Sign our petition today to call for Pastor Nadarkhani’s freedom: