Iran Pastor Irani Facing Death Penalty; Health Deteriorating

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Behnam IraniTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Pastor Behnam Irani, who may face the death penalty for "apostasy", is facing serious health problems after two years imprisonment, a close friend has told BosNewsLife. "After two years in jail he suffers terrible complications, including intestinal problems and rheumatism," confirmed Firouz Khandjani, a council member of the 'Church of Iran' movement to which the pastor belongs.

Concerns Over Health Jailed Iranian Pastor

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Jailed Iranian pastor Behnam Irani, who potentially faces the death penalty for "apostasy", or abandoning Islam, suffers of "various medical problems" in part because of prison mistreatment, an official assisting him with advocacy told BosNewsLife Friday, September 28.