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Iran: Naderkhani acquittal shows urgent need to allow religious freedom

Headline Title:  Iran: Naderkhani acquittal shows urgent need to allow religious freedom 11 September 2012 The acquittal of Pastor Yousef Naderkhani in a re-trial in Iran’s northern Gilan province demonstrates just why the Iranian authorities must guarantee the rights of all religious minorities in Iran, Amnesty International said.“We welcome the acquittal of Yousef Naderkhani but he should have never been arrested, let alone charged and tried,” said Ann Harrison, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.“His arrest on 13 October 2009 in connection…

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