Sunday, April 08, 2012

Iran tries 12 Christians on Easter


BosNewsLife reports that Iranian authorities in the northeastern Iranian city of Rasht chose to try 12 Christians, including a minister and his wife, on Easter Sunday for "crimes against the order." The trial of the twelve (pictured above) comes amid reports of mounting pressure on devoted Christians in Iran, including former Muslims, amid a rapidly growing house church movement in the Islamic nation. It is taking place not far from a prison where another Christian cleric, Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, faces possible execution for refusing to abandon his faith in Christ and return to Islam, according to court documents seen by BosNewsLife.

The Kosher Hedgehog wonders, "Why is there not more of an outcry about this outrageous religious persecution from world Christianity?"

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