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Iranian Protestant pastor, once sentenced to death for apostasy, freed from prison

Catholic World News - January 07, 2013

An Iranian Protestant pastor whose treatment by the Iranian regime has attracted international attention has again been released from prison.

Yousef Nadarkhani, a convert from Islam, was acquitted of apostasy charges in September but found guilty of evangelizing Muslims, for which he was re-imprisoned on Christmas Day. His original 2010 death sentence on apostasy charges was not carried out following an international outcry.

Nadarkhani’s attorney, a leading Iranian human rights lawyer, remains in prison following a ten-year sentence for “actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime.”

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