News are floating around that the Iranian government has already issued an order for the execution of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. Pastor Youcef was convicted and sentenced to death for becoming a Christian.
“As of today, we cannot confirm that Pastor Youcef is alive,” said American Center for Law and Justice executive director Jordan Sekulow. “With Iran now dominating international headlines because of its military actions, it’s clear Iran may have decided to move forward by issuing an execution order, knowing that the world’s attention is focused elsewhere right now. We also know that Iran’s top officials can reject the execution order and release Pastor Youcef if they so desire. We will keep the international pressure on Iran to free Pastor Youcef.” (from cnsnews.com)
Because Pastor Youcef refuses to denounce his faith in Christ, the Iranian government has kept him in death row. Thanks to international pressure, Pastor Youcef's execution has been stalled for several months now.
Nothing is clear about the chance for Pastor Youcef to appeal his execution order. It is the conduct in Iran for the head of Judiciary, currently Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, to approve publicly held executions. But only a few executions are held public. Most are done in secret.
Please continue praying for our dear brother, Pastor Youcef.