Tehran to execute Christian pastor for ‘apostasy‘

02.10.2011                      04.Tischrei. 5772                      Fasten Gedaliah


Tehran to execute Christian pastor for ‘apostasy'

United States, British governments have condemned the planned execution, call on Iran to waive the death penalty for Nadarkhani.

An Iranian Christian cleric on death row because of his conversion years ago from Islam prompted the United States and British governments last week to condemn the planned execution and call on Tehran to waive the death penalty.
Youcef Nadarkhani, who is believed to be either 32 or 34 years old, converted to Christianity at the age of 19. Iranian authorities incarcerated him in 2009 because he questioned Islam as the dominant form of religious instruction in Iran and registered his church in the northwestern city of Rasht….