I have asked for prayer for Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, now I am asking you to pray for his attorney, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah. He has been accused of acting against National Security because of his defense of Pastor Yousef. He could go to jail for nine years. Meanwhile, Pastor Yousef and his family wait to see if Iran will execute him. Please pray for these victims of persecution. Below is a statement from Attorney Dadkhah.
"I have been convicted of acting against the national security, spreading propaganda against the regime, and keeping banned books at home," Dadkhah told the Guardian.
Dadkhah has also reportedly been banned from teaching at universities or practicing law for 10 years.
The American Center for Law and Justice, which has been working to secure the release of Nadarkhani, fears the decision to jail Dadkhah puts the Christian pastor at greater risk.
"The news that this renowned human rights attorney has been sentenced to prison by Iranian officials is very troubling," Jordan Sekulow, executive director of ACLJ, said.
"With his attorney facing nine years in prison, and no other lawyer likely to take the case, Pastor Youcef has no legal advocate, which places him at greater risk," he said.
God bless you,