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Iran pressures jailed pastor to revert to Islam

November 08, 2011

Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian Protestant pastor sentenced to death for converting from Islam, is being pressured by prison authorities to revert to Islam, according to media reports. At a recent trial, Nadarkhani refused repeated opportunities to renounce his conversion to Christianity.

The Iranian judiciary has asked Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the nation’s supreme leader, to make a final decision on whether to execute Nadarkhani for apostasy.


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