Yousef Nadarkhani: Prisoner of the day

Christian pastor

Voice of America: It’s been over a thousand days since Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani was imprisoned by Iranian authorities because of his Christian faith. In 2010 he was sentenced to death on the charge of apostasy, a sentence that was upheld in 2011. Human rights monitors report that in prison Pastor Nadarkhani has repeatedly refused to recant his faith in return for freedom.

Pastor Nadarhkahi’s case is one the most egregious in a series of persecutions targeting Christians in recent years in Iran, where several other church leaders have been imprisoned, including Fashid Fathi and Behnam Irani; scores of Christians have been arrested; and churches have been closed.

Remarking on the 1000 days of Pastor Nadarkhani’s imprisonment, U.S. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland repeated the call for Iranian authorities to release him immediately.

In a written statement, she also noted that Pastor Nadarkhani “is not alone in his suffering. The Iranian regime continues to deny and abuse the human rights of its citizens, in particular those of its many ethnic and religious minorities,” she said. “We are troubled by reports of the execution of four members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab community, whose sentences were carried out with little due process. In March 2012, Iranian state media broadcast the forced confession of one of those executed.”

Ms. Nuland also voiced concern over “credible reports that prominent author Mohammad Soleimani Nia is missing following his release in May after five months in prison on unspecified charges.”

“We call upon Iranian authorities,” she said, “to respect and protect the freedoms and dignity of all its citizens, and to uphold its own laws and international obligations which guarantee such rights to all Iranians, regardless of their religious or political beliefs.”=


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by Roozbeh_Gilani on

Please help Pastor Naderkahni and the Christian minority in Iran, suffering at the hands of corrupt, thieving, murdering islamist regime,  by publicizing his case with your church members, your local and national elected representative, by writing to your Local newspapers and TV stations.

Let the world know what this evil of islamist fascism is doing to our country , Iran and it's people......  

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


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by Manam_Babak on

This is a perfect example where any one can clearly see that Islam is not a religion. Much like any cult you are free to join, but they will kill or imprison you if you decide to leave. 


FA, the majority of Iranians regret the Angolab

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and being deceived by khol meini.  The greatest gift of the revolting act was it showed us all the respect and tolerance the IRI and its supporters have for other views, beliefs and their freedoms and because of their ugly acts of lies, deceits, coercions, manipulations, rapes, tortures and executions, they and the dark weeds of the mind they stand for will have no place in Irans bright future.  IRI represents the darkness that comes before the light.  And light always comes back as we all know.


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Iranians of all walks of life taking a stand for their freedom and just rights.  They are to be commanded and supported by all freedom loving folks.


  Iranians need to stand united in their support for these brave souls, support their goals and aspiration for a  free independent and prospers Iran. 


Foreign nations which thru their apartheid policy practice the same insanity and unjust detentions cannot be a good example for the future of Iran and need not to apply. 



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by First Amendment on

One of the divine blessings of our Great Revolution is that a descendant of "Christ killers" can now sympathize with a pastor...........
btw, free Yousef at once......


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