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Iranian Pastor May Soon Face Death for Converting to Christianity

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0  Updated at 2:00 am, February 23rd, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(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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