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Jerusalem Post - Iran Imprisons Pastor on Christmas Day

By Benjamin Weinthal, JPost.com

Iran’s government again arrested Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, 35, on Tuesday, and incarcerated him at Lakan Prison in Rasht. Nadarkhani had served nearly three years in prison for practicing Christianity and rejecting the compulsory Islamic education for his two young children. Fox News’ Iran expert Lisa Daftari reported on Nadarkhani’s arrest based on Persian-language press reports. The pastor converted from Islam to Christianity as a teenager.

During an appearance on Fox News, Jay Sekulow, the chief counsel for the ACLJ, decried Iran’s regime as “lawless,” and pointed out that it had also imprisoned Iranian-American Pastor Saeed Abedini in December.

Sekulow said the ACLJ is pressing all organizations to release the religious and political prisoners, including Nadarkhani’s attorney. He said Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps was involved in the arrests and was working against proponents of Christianity. . . .

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