IRANIAN CHRISTIAN PASTOR ACCUSED OF 'APOSTASY' MUST BE RELEASED
September 30, 2011
Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to release a Christian pastor at risk of execution for “apostasy” for refusing to renounce his religion.
Nadarkhani's lawyer submitted three edicts from senior clerics in his client's defence. Two seen by by Amnesty International cast doubt on even the religious validity of the idea that someone could be executed for wanting to change his or her faith.