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Iran Should Demonstrate It Is Ready to Join the International Community by Ending Religious Persecution

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Everything depends on whether Tehran, and not just President Hassan Rouhani, is serious. No surprise, many analysts -- and more importantly, paladins of Capitol Hill -- remain skeptical. And that doubt has fueled efforts to impose new sanctions, which would impede if not kill efforts to reach a final accord.

American Pastor Transferred To 'Hanging Judge' In Iran

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion

Christian Reverend Saeed Abedini, a 32-year-old American pastor currently being held in an Iranian prison, has been transferred to a judge known for h...

Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Reportedly Detained on Christmas Day

Kristin Wright | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Kristin Wright

Youcef Nadarkhani, a pastor who was sentenced to death in Iran for the crime of apostasy and spent more than three years in prison, has been allegedly detained on Christmas Day in his home city of Rasht.

Christian Pastor Won't Be Executed, Iran Claims

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.15.2012 | Religion

An official from Iran has refuted claims of plans to execute imprisoned pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has been imprisoned for almost three years on ac...

Berlin Summons Diplomat Over Sentenced Iranian Pastor

AP | Posted 03.03.2012 | Religion

BERLIN -- The German government says it has summoned Iran's ambassador to press for the release of a pastor sentenced to death for converting to Chris...

The Plight of Youcef Nadarkhani

Gary Hart | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Gary Hart

The re-emergence of the religious right in America during this current presidential campaign, though mild by comparison to threatened executions by radical clerics, should give us cause for concern.

Don't Kill The Apostate Yosef Nadarkhani

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Now that the 11th branch of Iran's Gilan Provincial Court has declared that Nadarkhani belong to a Muslim family and therefore must recant his Christian faith, he could be executed within a week.

Youcef Nadarkhani, Iranian Pastor Faces Execution For Refusing To Recant His Christian Faith

Posted 11.28.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Religious freedom advocates rallied Wednesday (Sept. 28) around an Iranian pastor who is...