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pastor youcef in iranTEHRAN, IRAN (Worthy News)– An unofficial translation of the Iranian Supreme Court’s decision to execute Pastor Youcef Nadakhani was obtained by Worthy News on Monday, July 18.

The unofficial translation was provided by Present Truth Ministries (PTM).

In the name of Allah
To the lawyers of the accused (defendant)
To the local court
To the state court of Gilan Section 11
December 5, 2010
Issued by section 27 Supreme Court Judge Morteza Fazel and Azizoallah Razaghi

Mr. Youcef Nadarkhani, son of Byrom, 32 years old, married, born in Rasht in the state of Gilan is convicted of turning his back on Islam, the greatest religion the prophesy of Mohammad, at the age of 19.

He has often participated in Christian worship and organized home church services, evangelizing and has been baptized and baptized others, converting Muslims to Christianity. He has been accused of breaking Islamic Law that from puberty (15 years according to Islamic law) until the age of 19 the year 1996, he was raised a Muslim in a Muslim home. During court trials, he denied the prophecy of Mohammad and the authority of Islam. He has stated that he is a Christian and no longer Muslim.

During many sessions in court with the presence of his attorney and a judge, he has been sentenced to execution by hanging according to article 8 of Tahrir -olvasileh (one of Khomeni’s books about Sharia Law and Khamenie’s and Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi’s fatwa) His sentence was appealed by his attorney and sent to the supreme court.

The Supreme Courts Response
In the name of Allah
June 12, 2011
This sopena states;

We know that Mr. Nadarkhani has confessed that in his heart and in his actions he has denied being Muslim and converted to Christianity and has advertised and encouraged other Muslims to convert to Christianity. And because of advertising and pastoring a church repeatedly professed his Christian faith and denied the prophet Mohammad and the 12th Imam and denied the entire Koran and truth of the Koran.

His case was forwarded to the supreme court (Judge Fazel) and according to Part 2 of article 265 of the Islamic Republic Criminal Law, this case received by and must be returned the state court of Gilan Section 11, and further investigated to prove that from puberty (15 years) to 19 he was not Muslim by his acquaintances, relatives, local elders, and Muslims he frequented. He must repent his Christian faith if this is the case. No research has been done to prove this, if it can be proved that he was a practicing Muslim as an adult and has not repented, the execution will be carried out.

Signed by Morteza Fazeli and Azizollah Razaghi

According to PTM, Youcef was not a practicing Muslim, but simply born into a Muslim family and did not practice any religion before coming to Jesus Christ. This fall an Iranian lower court will re-evaluate the case and determine if Youcef was a practicing Muslim to determine whether or not he is found guilty of apostasy which carries a sentence of death in Iran.

The U.S. State Department has also expressed concerns about the pastor's fate. The last known Christian to be officially hanged for his faith in Iran was Assemblies of God Pastor Hossein Soodmand, in 1990.

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  • George Whitten
    18 July 2011 at 10:07 am - Reply

    "denied the prophet Mohammad and the 12th Imam and denied the entire Koran and truth of the Koran." 

    I suppose most of the world would be found guilty according to the Iranian Supreme Court!

    • Joe DeCaro
      18 July 2011 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      Fortunately, most of the world isn't under shar'ia — at least not yet!

    • John
      19 July 2011 at 9:52 pm - Reply

      Ole Mo was just a degenerate pedifile, run out of Meca as a younger man by the fathers of those he sodized

  • Owusubartels
    18 July 2011 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    i pray for this pastor in Jesus' name. Amen

  • southwood
    19 July 2011 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Iran will be judged. The young people will overturn that wicked regime. May God be with the pastor. Pray for his release from this sentence.

  • Guestman
    19 July 2011 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Can we not just nuke that s**thole of the face of the planet?

  • Noel Sundby
    19 July 2011 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Hard to believe that in this day and age, nonsense such as what religion you are, could possibly be brought to court in the first place. Makes you wonder how the human race has survived at all with this kind of propensity for the insane…. What the hell is wrong with people…? And what the hell are we doing, standing by and allowing this cancer to spread?

  • Morningstar
    20 July 2011 at 5:31 am - Reply

    The little simians are barbarians. If it weren't for the death penalty for apostasy, arselifters would leave pislam in droves every day of the year. They need fear and death to enforce their primitive and savage "religion".

    • Gary Rumain
      20 July 2011 at 6:10 am - Reply

      From what I've read, a lot of arselifters are leaving pislam in Iran, Bruce. The death threats don't seem to scare them as much as the eternal damnation caused by being a follower of the satanic death cult.

  • Disgusted Atheist
    23 July 2011 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    A common cry from a Christian in Polytheist Rome: "I am a Christian and I wish to die." Just another dupe exchanging the fairies under the apple tree for the ones in the sandpit. Such a senseless waste of life for something as truthful as the sky being made of elderberries and the moon of elephant cheese.

    • In Reply
      23 July 2011 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      Equating absurdities with firm beliefs doesn't make your beliefs any more valid.  Moreso, the fact that you are an atheist gives you absolutely no moral basis/standard to deem something a 'senseless waste of life'.  Who are you to deem what's good and not good?  Sounds like you have made a god of yourself and creation, instead of creator.

  • Emissai
    28 March 2012 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    It is well Youcef's soul my Christ Jesus. Amen.

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