The case of Youcef Nadarkhani faces a possible set back with reports of the arrest of his lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkah on April 29th 2012. Mr Ali Dadkah, a prominent human rights lawyer, was arrested while in court defending a political prisoner*. Meanwhile Youcef Nadarkhani remains in prison, awaiting the verdict of his second trial for apostasy. There are also reports that two Christians in their twenties have been arrested in Tehran. It is clear the campaign against Christians is continuing.
Despite the ferocity of the intimidation, Christian prisoners report sensing God’s comfort in prison, and seeing their situation as an opportunity to share the Gospel with people they will probably never meet again. This includes guards, as well as prisoners.
* source FCNN
• Immediate release of all Christian prisoners
• Release of Mohammad Ali Dadkah
• Profound impact of Gospel in prison