Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Freed!

September 11, 2012

According to the American Center for Law and Justice, Pastor Youcef Nardarkhani has been released from prison!

After languishing in an Iranian prison for almost three years, under the threat of execution for his faith, Pastor Youcef appeared before the court this past Saturday morning for the charges brought against him. His hearing lasted almost six hours. But in the end, he was released and able to return home to his family.

Some close to the case report that the court acquitted him of apostasy, but charged and convicted him of evangelizing to Muslims. According to these same sources, the court sentenced Pastor Youcef to three years in prison and granted him time served, which means his prison sentence already has been completed.

You can see AFA's original call to prayer on behalf of Pastor Youcef here.


1. Take time today to thank God for answering prayers for Pastor Youcef's freedom and ask for His continued hand of safety over Pastor Youcef and his family.

2. Send an email to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Ask her to offer asylum to Pastor Nadarkhani and his family in the United States.

Take Action Now Send an email to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

UPDATE! Nickelodeon responds to last week's AFA Action Alert.



"The offensive comments made by Jason Biggs last week on his personal twitter account do not reflect our company's views or values, and we condemn them. Nickelodeon does not support or condone the use of graphic or vulgar language on any of our platforms


"It was our mistake to link from our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles twitter feed to Jason's personal twitter account, and we quickly corrected our error. We also insisted Jason use better judgment and discretion in public communications while affiliated with our brand."