I wholeheartedly support and endorse the Guardian’s (UK) editorial on the death sentence of Pastor Youssef Nadarkhani.
Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, the lawyer who was brave enough to defend him, was himself sentenced to nine years on trumped-up charges this summer. Both these sentences are offences against natural justice. Both were appealed. The supreme court in Tehran last week announced its judgment on one: Mr Nadarkhani might save his life if he publicly renounced Christianity. This he has twice this week refused to do. A third refusal – due at any moment – might spell his death sentence.
This is outrageous. I propose something more than just a editorial: If you agree with me that this ought not be tolerated – contact the Iranian Interests Section in Washington, DC. (I just did!) Here’sthe website for the Interests Section. Protest the jailing of the defense attorney, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, too! (To learn more about the claims of Jesus Christ, go here!)