(TEHRAN, Iran) — A pastor in Iran could face death within days for renouncing Islam and bringing others to the Christian faith.
Youcef Nadarkhani, a convert to Christianity, has reportedly received his final execution order. The American Center for Law and Justice says he is in imminent danger, with a rising chance his sentence will be carried out.
The case had stalled for months after a global outcry. The White House and a Congressional resolution have both called for Nadarkhani’s release.
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