Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, lawyer of Yousef Nadarkhani (Fox News)


May 3,  Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, the lawyer representing Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, was sentenced to 9 years in jail for allegedly “acting against national security” in Iran.


In a media report Mohammad Ali Dadkhah stated “I have been convicted of acting against national security, spreading propaganda against the regime and keeping banned books at home.” He was also banned from teaching at universities and practicing law for 10 years.


Dadkhah, the attorney who also represented the 12 Christians who stood trial on Easter Sunday, was in courts defending a client when the judged announced his sentencing.


International agencies working to secure the release of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who is sentenced to death on charges of apostasy, have raised fears that the sentencing of Dadkhah will put the Nadarkhani case in further jeopardy.


Prayer points:
  • Pray that the sentencing of Mohammad Ali Dadkhah will be revoked
  • Pray that God will strengthen and protect Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani who has been imprisoned for more than 930 days
  • Pray for his release from prison       
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