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Youcef Nadarkhani

Country: Iran

Key Fact: Pastor the Iranian government repeatedly has targeted  

Start of Latest Government Action: May 13, 2016  

Charges: Acting against national security

Sentence: 10 years imprisonment and two years of exile in southern Iran

IRAN: Religious Prisoner of Conscience Maryam Naghash Zargaran Released

USCIRF welcomed the release of Iranian religious prisoner of conscience Maryam Naghash Zargaran. A Christian convert from Islam, Ms. Zargaran was sentenced in 2013 to four years’ imprisonment on charges of “propagating against the Islamic regime and collusion intended to harm national security.” Commissioner Clifford D. May: Maryam's case exemplified Iran's "flagrant disregard for religious freedom." 


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