Those who have prayed for Pastor Nardarkhani in Iran to be released will be very glad that after three long years in prison, he is finally back with his family. This brave man would not deny his faith in Jesus Christ, and his treatment shows Islam up for exactly what it is - oppressive, tyrannical, cruel, anti-Christian, inhumane, unloving, unkind, undemocratic and an enemy of all God-given human rights.
Here is the news item we received today from the American Family Association (AFA):
Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Freed!
September 11, 2012
According to the American Center for Law and Justice, Pastor Youcef Nardarkhani has been released from prison!
After languishing in an Iranian prison for almost three years, under the threat of execution for his faith, Pastor Youcef appeared before the court this past Saturday morning for the charges brought against him. His hearing lasted almost six hours. But in the end, he was released and able to return home to his family.
Some close to the case report that the court acquitted him of apostasy, but charged and convicted him of evangelizing to Muslims. According to these same sources, the court sentenced Pastor Youcef to three years in prison and granted him time served, which means his prison sentence already has been completed.