IRAN – Christian Pastor on Charge of Apostasy: DEATH SENTENCE – HUMAN RIGHTS don’t exist in ISLAM

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Unprecedented Death Sentence for Christian Pastor on Charge of Apostasy:

Source: International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

“Apostasy” Not Even a Crime Defined in Iranian Laws

(7 December 2010) The Supreme Court of Iran should immediately reverse the apostasy conviction and death sentence of Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani and release him from prison, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. The judiciary should also release another pastor, Behrouz Sadegh-Khanjani, who faces a similar prosecution.

Nadarkhani, 32-year-old who became a Christian at age 19, is a member of the Church of Iran ministry and the pastor of an approximately 400-person congregation in the northern city of Rasht. Despite being sentenced to death for apostasy, no articles in Iranian legal code refer to such a crime.

“It is the low point of any judicial system to sentence a person to death outside of its own legal framework,” said Aaron Rhodes, a spokesperson for the Campaign.

“To execute someone based on the religion they choose to practice or not practice is the ultimate form of religious discrimination and disregard for the freedom of conscience and belief,” Rhodes added.

On 22 September 2010, the 11th Circuit Criminal Court of Appeals for the Gilan Province upheld the death sentence and conviction of Youcef Nadarkhani for apostasy.

Apostasy, the act of renouncing one’s religion, is not a crime under Iran’s Islamic Penal Code. Instead, the presiding judge in Nadarkhani’s case rested his opinion on texts by Iranian religious scholars.

According to the judgment, Nadarkhani was born to Muslim parents but converted to Christianity at 19. The judgment stated that during interrogations Nadarkhani made a written confession admitting he left Islam for Christianity. But at his trial, Nadarkhani said his interrogators pressured him into making the statement.

“I am not an apostate … prior to 19 years old I did not accept any religion,” Nadarkhani said at trial.  After repeated questioning, “my interrogator coaxed me [into thinking] that a person who is born to Muslim parents, and does not accept a religion other than Islam before reaching the religious maturity age [15 for males], is automatically a Muslim.”

On Sunday, 5 December 2010, Nadarkhani’s lawyer filed an objection to his client’s sentence with Iran’s Supreme Court.

Articles 13 and 26 of the Islamic Republic’s constitution recognize Christianity, granting Christians the right to freely worship and form religious societies. Article 14 obligates the Iranian government to uphold the equality and human rights of Christians.

The judge in Nadarkhani’s criminal cases grounded his decision on provisions in the Constitution and the Revolutionary Court’s civil procedures that instruct judges to consult sources when there is no codified-law that addresses a matter. The judge also cited a provision in the penal code that allows judges to draw upon their personal knowledge when adjudicating cases.

“More and more, the Iranian judiciary is departing from any recognized form of due process, issuing arbitrary judgments based on vague, open-ended laws,” said Rhodes. “Laws and evidence are increasingly irrelevant and unrelated to judicial outcomes in Iran.”

Another Christian pastor, 35-year-old Behrouz Sadegh-Khanjani, is facing a possible indictment for apostasy in the southern city of Shiraz.

Referring to Nadarkhani and Sadegh-Khanjani’s cases, Firouz Sadegh-Khanjani, brother of Behrouz and member of the Church of Iran’s Executive Council, told the Campaign, “This is part of a greater trend of persecution against Christians.”

“My brother was arrested in June 2010. Eight members of his congregation including his wife were arrested two days later but were eventually released,” Firouz Khanjani told the Campaign. “For several months he was in solitary confinement; we had no word from him and he had no contact with his lawyer. He has been moved to [prison] but we worry about the type of pressure he was under while in solitary confinement.”

After his release from solitary confinement, Behrouz Sadegh-Khanjani and his lawyer, Mahmoud Taravatrooy, attended one pretrial investigatory hearing [dadsara] where prosecutors sought to indict him for apostasy along with the crimes of acting against national security, propaganda against the regime, and insulting sanctities.

“We are most concerned with the apostasy charge,” said Taravatrooy. “In preparing [my client’s] defense, that’s where most of my energy has gone, to save him from death.”

According to his brother, Sadegh-Khanjani was born to Christian parents and was never a Muslim. Behrouz Sadegh-Khanjani’s mother is a Christian immigrant from the Congo and his father converted before he was born.

“Technically speaking, the court should dismiss this charge,” said Taravatrooy, “but the judge has to review the accusations first.”

“We asked some top clerics to issue opinions on [apostasy under Islam],” Taravatrooy told the Campaign. “Four Ayatollah’s [including the late Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri], said that changing one’s religion from Islam to one of the Abrahamic religions [including Christianity], is not construed as apostasy and [the convert] should be treated the same way as people of other religions would be.”

Authorities placed Behrouz Sadegh-Khanjani under temporary detention on 6 June 2010 after he reported on a summons to the revolutionary court in Shiraz. At the time he was free on bail stemming from a December 2009 arrest. Taravatrooy told the Campaign that Sadegh-Khanjani’s temporary detention order expired on 18 October 2010. “Technically he is being held illegally.”

The Campaign called for the immediate release of Nadarkhani and Sadegh-Khanjani and for an end to prosecutions on the charge of apostasy, which does not appear in any Iranian laws and violates Iran’s human rights obligations.


9 Responses to IRAN – Christian Pastor on Charge of Apostasy: DEATH SENTENCE – HUMAN RIGHTS don’t exist in ISLAM

  1. Hasan says:

    There is no punishment for Apostasy in Islam! Iran is clearly using its ‘man made’ laws to ‘impose’ shariah.

    Please read this post and see for yourself.

  2. txlady706 says:

    You must take me for an everyday fool.
    I’m not
    here are a few quotes from the quran:
    “Whosoever turns back from his belief, openly or secretly, take him and kill him wheresoever ye find him, like any other infidel.”

    from Bukhari’s Hadith Collection:
    Bukhari, volume 9, #57

    Narrated Ikrima, “Some atheists were brought to Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn Abbas who said, “If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s messenger forbade it, saying, “Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire).” I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Messenger, “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.”
    Don’t tell me it’s just MY interpretation. Those passages are used by most Muslim scholars. They are common.

    • Hasan says:

      I am sorry but that is only Allah (God)’s will. He will deal with them as He says in Qura’n

      Those who believe, then disbelieve, then again believe, then disbelieve, and then increase in disbelief, Allah will never forgive them nor will He guide them to the way. [4:137]

      Please give me reference of the verses you took from Qura’an.

      The Hadith you are talking about is about those, who not only changed their religion. They participated in the war against Muslims.

  3. txlady706 says:

    You are double talking.
    Look at the words
    And you yourself say that he will NEVER forgive. Forgiveness is part of Judaism and also Christianity. The PERFECT mans EXAMPLE is far from peaceful. Mohamed is the MAN to emulate and he is vile.

    • Hasan says:

      That is upto God, not MEN! Men have no right to take anyone’s life in the name of God.

      • txlady706 says:

        Every Muslim “man” is supposed to emulate Mo. Mo’s life was CONQUEST / Carnage and Submission. He took many lives. To emulate him is to emulate a pedophile, a murderer, and an adulterer. He BROKE EVERY commandment. To include the first. He not only didn’t do g-d’s will, but he didn’t even follow his own logic, which is why that Quran is so twisted and upside down. It’s circular logic is not confusing if you take it from a stand point of a 12 year old. Mo’s needs were not only always met, but were enhanced by his brainwashing of himself. He fancied himself g-d, which is why he was killed at such a young age. In a “battle” (another word for Muslim massacres ) He was vile and to emulate him is to become EVIL

  4. IRAN – Christian Pastor on Charge of Apostasy: DEATH SENTENCE ……

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  5. freeapostate says:

    Freedom of apostasy is guaranteed by the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights, and yet several countries have laws against apostasy with penalties of imprisonment or death. The issue of crimes against humanity perpetrated against apostasy is rising as waring factions involving religion dominates world news.

    It is time for the UN to remember its charter and pressure countries that commit human rights violations against apostates to cease and desist. In an effort to improve awareness about these human rights violations and to solicit support for that cause, the following site provides further details:

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