Execution Order Issued for Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani
Reports have come through from sources in Iran that an order of execution has been issued for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani
Pastor Nadarkhani has been convicted of apostasy and the date for execution is imminent. Should the execution go ahead, it will be the first Iranian execution of a Christian for several years, and there is fear that with it the former precedent for the execution of Christians may be re-set.
The organisation Christian Solidarity Worldwide are asking people to stand together to pray and to email the Iranian Chief Judge, suggesting that if this case has a raised public profile, the execution will not go ahead.