Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani remains in prison

April 24, 2012

Update On Youcef

Nadarkhani and Behnam Irani


 “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.”   Hebrews 13:3 Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani remains in prison in Rasht, Iran.
Our sources confirm he is alive and is doing well by the grace of God. We are still waiting for a written verdict to be delivered regarding hisSeptember 2011 retrial. The Ayatollah has not responded to the local courts request for his legal opinion.  It is unlikely he will respondbecause, if he does, it will create a legal precedent, and he neither wants to compromise on core Islamic penal code nor does he want to face the certain international uproar and loss of face that comes with executing a Christian.  Pray that God works in the hearts of the local court and local officials.

Behnam Irani Suffering In Prison

Pastor Behnam Irani is not in good condition in Ghezal Hezar Prison in Karaj, I ran.  He is frequently beaten by prisoners under the watchful eye of prison officials.  Sources close to the family are concerned that he will die before the end of his five-year prison sentence.  He is having trouble with his eyesight and his foot.  He also has some sort of intestinal disorder.

We need your help in making Pastor Behnam’s case more prominent in the international media. Please spread the word about his situation, contact government officials and media organizations. To learn more about his life you can go to
There has yet been no verdict delivered for the 12 Christians that were put on trial on Easter Sunday. We anticipate that it will be delivered shortly; however, based on past precedent, there could be a significant delay.  I will work diligently to keep you up to date.
In Christ,
Jason DeMars
Present Truth Ministries