BREAKING NEWS: Iran Orders Release Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani (WRAP)


(ADDS MORE COMMENTS, BACKGROUND, ANTICIPATED RELEASE)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN  (BosNewsLife)-- In an unexpected turnaround, an Iranian court on Saturday, September 8, effectively ordered the release of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who was sentenced to death on charges for "apostasy", or abandoning Islam, his church told BosNewsLife.

 

Persecution Christians Seen Rising In Islamic Nations


By BosNewsLife News Center with reports from Africa and Asia

JAKARTA/ABUJA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea leads a list of nations where "Christians face the most severe persecution", but "Muslim-majority" countries represent nine of the top 10 amid spreading Islamic extremism around the world, a major Christian watchdog said in comments obtained by BosNewsLife Thursday, January 5.