Please continue to pray for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who, according to unnamed sources, now faces new charges of "Banditry and Extortion," in a new trial which has been set for August 27. Read more... Nadarkhani has now been in jail for 1040+ days for his original charge of "Apostasy." Unfortunately, this gives new meaning to the 1040 window.
Thankfully, sources have revealed that his Muslim attorney, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah (left), who is currently serving a 9 year jail sentence for representing Nadarkhani and others, will be allowed to attend the new trial. Dadkhah, a human rights lawyer, has also had his bar license suspended for 10 years. Read more...
In addition to Pastor Nadarkhani, the Iranian government is holding numerous other Christian believers who have been accused of a variety of offenses, including apostasy, threatening national security, among others. Please pray for the safety of our brothers and sisters in Iran who are incarcerated for their faith and pray especially for the efforts of our advocates living in countries who have favorable diplomatic relationship with Iran to have their governments put pressure on the Iranian government.
Please continue to join with us in praying that true justice will be done in this case and for the pastor's unconditional release and pardon. Pray also for Youcef and his family, that regardless of the outcome, they will remain strong in the Lord.
May the Lord bless and keep you in His perfect. . .
Grace and Peace,