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Last Friday’s standing-room only hearing before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission was among the most dramatic I’ve witnessed.  There was outrage – outrage not just from me as I declared the State Department “AWOL” in our quest to free …Read More

One of the most important things we can do is keep the story of Pastor Saeed Abedini in the spotlight. This U.S. citizen is facing eight years in a deadly Iranian prison, convicted for his Christian faith. We know that …Read More

It’s unlike any judicial system in the world. On Monday, American Pastor Saeed Abedini went to court in Iran with his attorney to address charges of attempting to undermine the Iranian government. The real problem: he converted from Islam to …Read More

An American Pastor is being held in Iran’s most notorious prison – Pastor Saeed, a U.S. citizen, has been told that he “will hang” because of his Christian faith. And, now the Iranian government has put this case on the …Read More

Some very good news to report. Today we confirmed that a Christian pastor, in custody because of his religious beliefs, has been released from an Iranian prison. You remember the case of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. After spending nearly three years …Read More

(Pastor Youcef greeted by his wife after being released from Iranian prison on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Facebook.) What an incredible blessing. As we first reported on Saturday, after nearly three years of imprisonment and facing a death sentence, Pastor Youcef …Read More

Millions of people around the globe are calling for the release of Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who faces the death penalty in Iran because of his Christian faith. As you already know, we continue to work in this country and …Read More

Our friends at Present Truth Ministries have received a letter from Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who faces a death sentence in Iran because of his Christian beliefs. As you know, we’ve been working in this country and abroad to secure the release …Read More

938 days. That’s how long Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been imprisoned in Iran. His crime? He embraced Christianity and started a church. Now, with Pastor Youcef facing the death penalty, his situation is even more precarious. We reported last …Read More

I can confirm that Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is alive today, his 35th birthday. He remains illegally imprisoned in Iran, now incarcerated for two-and-a-half years. He is being held against international law, and has been condemned to death for one reason – his …Read More