Christian Iranian Pastors Fate In Your Hands Aclj Says

10.11.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Iran's Supreme Leader the head of the justice system there will be deciding the fate of a Christian pastor. An Iranian court has decided to seek the opinion of Ayatollah Khamenei, the Islamic republic's spiritual leader and highest authority, to decide the fate of Christian Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. Nadarkhani's case has been heard in a dozen courts, and now, it's hit Iran's highest form of government. The 32-year-old pastor was arrested in 2009 for heading a branch of 400 churches in Iran. A lower court ruled he'd be beheaded because he refused to deny his faith. But the international outpouring in his favor pushed them to hand the case off to one of Iran's most recognizeable faces instead. The American Center for Law and Justice says the case isn't really in Iran's hands, it's in your hands. They are circulating a petition to get Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to speak to Al Khamenei. If you'd like to sign the petition, go here.