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Pastor to be transferred from prison to house arrest

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (F18) — After nearly five months’ imprisonment, a court in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana has extended pre-trial detention for 66-year-old Presbyterian pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev until Nov. 17, but changed the terms from prison to house arrest, according to the court … Continue reading

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U.S. pastor in Iran loses court appeal

TEHRAN, Iran (BP) — An appeals court in Tehran, Iran, has rejected an appeal by Iranian American pastor Saeed Abedini, whose eight-year prison sentence has garnered widespread international attention. The appeals court decision “signals a new level of concern for Pastor … Continue reading

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American pastor placed in solitary confinement

TEHRAN (BP) — In another effort to force American pastor Saeed Abedini to recant his faith, prison officials in Tehran have placed him in solitary confinement, something the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) calls “perhaps his most grave … Continue reading

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Iranian-American reportedly tortured

TEHRAN, Iran (BP) — An Iranian-born pastor who is a U.S. citizen is undergoing physical and mental torture in a notoriously brutal Tehran prison while an international campaign for his release mounts, according to the American Center for Law and Justice. … Continue reading

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Iran sentences pastor Abedini to eight years in prison

ISTANBUL, Turkey (MS) – Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini was sentenced to eight years in Iran’s most notorious prison today for allegedly threatening “national security” by planting house churches years ago.
 
Judge Pir-Abassi of Branch 26 of the Iranian Revolutionary Court sentenced … Continue reading

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Canada cuts all non-Christian prison chaplains

TORONTO, Canada (RNS) — The Canadian government is canceling the contracts of all non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons. By next spring, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh and other non-Christian inmates will be expected to turn to Christian prison chaplains for religious counsel … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Carter comments on issue of race in prison reform

ATLANTA, Ga. (ABP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says the disproportionate number of African-Americans who are incarcerated is a remaining vestige of racism in the United States. “When the black Baptist leaders speak out and say what do Baptists need … Continue reading

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