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Tweet for Youcef Reaches 1.9 Million Worldwide


Anna Sekulow

April 27, 2012

2 min read

Middle East



The ACLJ’s Tweet for Youcef campaign is now reaching 1.5 million Twitter accounts around the world with daily updates and information in English about Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. In addition, our Tweet for Youcef campaign in Brazil is reaching more than 400,000 Twitter accounts each day with updates in Portuguese.

Pastor Youcef still faces execution in Iran for his Christian faith. He has now been illegally imprisoned for his faith for 928 days, in violation of Iranian and international law.

The ACLJ continues to work with his brave Iranian attorney, the State Department, and world leaders to secure his release. Our sources in Iran have confirmed that as of April 25th Pastor Youcef is still alive.

Pastor Youcef remains the face of persecution in Iran and worldwide, as 12 more Christians were recently tried for their faith in the same provincial court that sentenced Pastor Youcef to death.

It is through worldwide efforts, like Tweet for Youcef, utilizing traditional and social media that we can continue to raise awareness about the plight of these persecuted Christians and pressure oppressive regimes like Iran to honor the basic human right to religious liberty.

In just three months, the Tweet for Youcef campaign has helped Pastor Youcef’s story reach 211 countries and territories around the world including more than 93 percent of the United Nations member states. Tweet for Youcef has now reached 37 countries and territories that are majority Muslim or governed by some form Shariah law, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Syria.

Join the growing call echoing around the world for Pastor Youcef’s release. Tweet for Youcef today, and help us reach 2 million around the world.

Infographic 2 million reached in world tweet for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

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