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By Jordan Sekulow1320707683000

We have just received a report from our source in Iran that a judge has agreed to overturn Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani’s death penalty sentence. However, at this time, ACLJ representatives have not received official notice from the court and are working to confirm this report. By no means does this mean that Pastor Youcef will be set free without some additional punishment, potentially a long jail sentence or worse.

The ACLJ will continue to pressure the U.S. government, United Nations, and Iranian government to prevent this execution until we have absolute confirmation that his death sentence has been overturned and he has been released from prison. Please continue to pray for Pastor Youcef, his family, and his legal team in Iran.

9.29.2011 Update: We have just received new troubling news from Pastor Youcef's attorney firmly denying that Pastor Youcef's execution sentence had been overturned.  Iran may be spreading misinformation in an attempt to stifle media coverage.  Please continue to share his story and pray. Learn more about this disturbing development.

You can learn more about Pastor Youcef's apostasy conviction here and how the ACLJ has been involved in fighting for his life here.  We will continue to update you as we are able.

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