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Vietnamese Pastor Jailed for ‘Undermining National Unity’

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese court has sentenced the pastor of a banned Mennonite church to 11 years in prison for undermining national unity. State media reported Tuesday that Nguyen Cong Chinh was found guilty of writing and spreading material that slandered government authorities and “distorted Vietnam’s domestic situation.” It also accused him of having affiliations with anti-government […]

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US Condemns Reports Death Sentence Upheld for Iranian Christian

Posted February 23rd, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is condemning reports that an Iranian court has upheld the death sentence for an Iranian Christian pastor convicted of apostasy, or abandoning the Muslim faith. The White House said Thursday Iran’s action against Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is another “shocking breach” of its international obligations, its own constitution and stated religious values. Nadarkhani […]

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Iranian Court Orders Retrial of Pastor Sentenced to Death

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s supreme court Tuesday ordered a retrial for an Iranian Christian pastor who was sentenced to death for renouncing his Muslim religion. A state news report said that the high court sent back the case to a lower court because of problems associated with the initial investigation of Youcef Nadarkhani. The case has drawn international […]

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Lawyer Hopes Iranian Christian Sentenced to Death Will be Freed

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for an Iranian Christian pastor, sentenced to death for renouncing the Muslim religion, says he hopes an appeals court will set his client free. Attorney Mohammad Ali Dadkhah said Thursday he thinks there is a “95 percent chance” of acquittal for Youcef Nadarkhani, who appeared in court this week. The 32-year-old converted to […]

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Lawyer Hopes Iranian Christian Sentenced to Death Will be Freed

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 10:56 am (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for an Iranian Christian pastor, sentenced to death for renouncing the Muslim religion, says he hopes an appeals court will set his client free. Attorney Mohammad Ali Dadkhah said Thursday he thinks there is a “95 percent chance” of acquittal for Youcef Nadarkhani, who appeared in court this week. The 32-year-old converted to […]

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