Jailed - for the legal defense of Christians

Monday, January 14, 2013
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

While a jailed Iranian pastor has been released, two other Christians remain behind bars and one is very ill.

Youcef Nadarkhani, who spent over a thousand days in prison for his beliefs, has been released a second time and returned to his family. However, Attorney Tiffany Barrans of the American Center for Law & Justice tells OneNewsNow that now someone else is paying a price: Nadarkhani's attorney.

"He has represented over 20 different individuals of the Christian faith who had been accused of apostasy, changing their faith from Islam to Christianity, and was able to get them all off the charges," she says.

"But the moment that attention was sort of withdrawn from Youcef Nadarkhani's case, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah -- his lawyer -- found himself in one of the most notorious prisons in Iran."

The attorney is serving a 10-year sentence and has been disbarred. Other human rights defenders are also in prison. Benham Irani, a member of Youcef Nadarkhani's church, is in prison and is quite ill.

"Many report that the regime would rather see him die of natural causes from lack of adequate medical care in the prison system than see him released because he had been doing so much for the work of God in Iran," Barrans adds.

Saeed Abedini, an American of Iranian descent, remains jailed in Iran. ACLJ is encouraging people to sign a petition on their behalf on their website and write letters to them in care of ACLJ.

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