Middle East

Iranian lawyer imprisoned, sentenced to 9 years

Originally published in Mission Network News Human rights watchdog Amnesty International is demanding freedom for lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah. He’s currently detained in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, sentenced to nine years of imprisonment. “I was in a court in Tehran defending one of my clients–a jailed political activist on death […]

Judicial ‘scandal’ clouds Turkey murder trial

Originally published in Baptist Press A cloud has been cast on the Turkish courtroom where proceedings began Sept. 3 against 19 suspects in the murder of three Christians in 2007. At issue: Both prosecutors and two of the three judges were replaced Sept. 1. Of particular shock was the removal […]

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani released from prison

Originally published in Charisma News Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was back in court over the weekend. Many believed he was going to receive additional charges. But, Voice of the Martyrs’ Todd Nettleton reports a dramtic turn in the persecuted pastor’s favor. “The court withdrew the guilty verdicts for apostasy and […]