Iran Pastor, Church Members Sentenced To 10 Years Imprisonment

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian pastor who was nearly executed for abandoning Islam and three other believers have received 10 years imprisonment each for “acting against national security” as part of a government crackdown on Christian converts in Iran, their supporters told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Pastor Nadarkhani Rejects Release Offer

>Pastor asked to acknowledge Muhammed as "God's messenger" in exchange for release

>Lawyers summoned to discuss deal

>Nadarkhani still facing execution for abandoning Islam

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has rejected an offer to be released from prison if he publicly acknowledges Islam's prophet Mohammed as "a messenger sent by God" well-informed Christians and rights activists said Friday, January 13.

 

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Christians Fear Christmas Crackdown; Pastor Still Facing Execution (BosNewsLife Exclusive)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in Iran fear a massive crackdown by security forces around Christmas and say Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani may be executed earlier than authorities suggest, a senior church official told BosNewsLife Monday, December 19.

Worldwide Christians Pray For "Persecuted Church"

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of Christians around the world were expected Sunday, November 13, to participate in the 'International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church' (IDOP), amid mounting concerns over a global crackdown on devoted believers.

 

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Threatens To Kill Evangelical Christians Unless They "Repent", Christians say

>Evangelical refugees targeted
>Execution threats linked to Iranian security forces
>Move expected to add pressure on Pastor Nadarkhani

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

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Militants with suspected ties to Iranian security forces have threatened to kill nearly a dozen evangelical Christians who fled Iran unless they "repent" and return to Islam, well-informed sources told BosNewsLife early Sunday, October 2.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Clock Ticking Towards Pastor's Execution; US, Britain Concerned

>Execution is imminent, fear church sources

>U.S., Britain urge Iran to spare pastor's life

>Pastor seen accepting fate

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- As night fell over Iran, there was mounting concern Wednesday, September 28, that Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani would be executed for refusing to abandon his faith in Christ and return to Islam