Brazil Joins Fight to Save Iranian Pastor

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The Brazilian government is joining the international effort to save Iranian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who has been sentenced to die for refusing to recant his faith.

Since Brazil still has economic and diplomatic relations with Iran, many believe the nation's voice could have an impact on the pastor's fate.

Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice, has been in Brazil meeting with church and government leaders to help them in their effort to defend Pastor Youcef.  Click play for his comments to CBN News.

Sign the online petition urging more pressure on Iran to release Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani and dismiss his death sentence

The ACLJ has also started a Twitter campaign to spread the word about Nadarkani's case. @CBNNews has joined the effort. Learn how you can "Tweet for Youcef" here.

"Now they're working to have Pastor Youcef released, and they're doing that by taking the documents we've providing, the information we're providing, and walk over to Iranian embassy and demand a meeting with the ambassador, who told them a couple of days ago he'd issue a statement," Sekulow said.

Nadarkhani, who was jailed in 2009, has now been in prison more than 870 days. Nevertheless, he has rejected the Iranian regime's demand that he recant his Christian faith before he can go free.

 - Originally aired on March 9th, 2012

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