Under the Islamic law of apostasy a Muslim who converts to Christianity faces the death penalty. This was the fate of one of Iran’s leading Protestant pastors, the Rev. Hussein Soodman, who had been involved in Christian ministry in the country for 24 years.

He was reportedly condemned by a Sharia Islamic court and hanged in Mashad on Monday, December 3rd, 1990, as a result of a new wave of repression directed against the small Christian community in Iran. Worldwide Hangings from True Crime Library.

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