Amid continued pressure from the international community, Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has been released from an Iranian prison after nearly three years of facing the threat of execution for his religion.
“Today marks a day of celebration,” said the American Center for Law and Justice in a Sept. 10 statement. “Your prayers, your advocacy and your voice have been heard.”
The organization hailed the pastor’s release as “an example of how the world can join together to ensure that justice is served and freedom preserved.”
Nadarkhani had been in jail since 2009, when he was arrested after he complained to local authorities about his son being forced to read the Quran at school. He...READ MORE