After 1,000-plus days in jail, Iranian pastor Nadarkhani freed

HRANA News Agency – Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been acquitted of apostasy and released, ending a saga that drew international attention and saw him spend more than 1,000 days in jail in the face of a death sentence — simply for being a Christian.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) (Sept. 8)  Nadarkhani, in jail since 2009, was acquitted of apostasy — that is, converting from Islam to Christianity — but found guilty of evangelizing Muslims.  Nadarkhani was sentenced to three years in prison for the latter charge but was released due to time already served.


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