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State Dept: Release Pastor Jailed for 1,000 Days, Sentenced to Death in Iran

posted on July 11, 2012

“It has been more than 1,000 days since a Christian pastor was thrown into an Iranian jail for leaving Islam and sentenced to death,” CNN’s Ed Payne reports. According to the U.S. State Department, Youcef Nadarkhani was “simply following his faith.” On Monday, the agency called again for the release of the pastor. “Even though the constitution of Iran … guarantees equality to members of religious minorities,” Payne writes,  “that has not been the case in practice.”

Read at CNN