Iranian Christian Pastor Faces Execution

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Air Date: September 29, 2011

Host: Vic Eliason

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Vic opened this edition of Crosstalk with news that Iranian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani is on trial in Rasht, Iran. He refuses to renounce his faith in Christ and convert to Islam. If he continues to hold to his position, he could be executed at any time.

Due to the possibility of a swift execution, Vic stressed the importance of immediate contact with the individuals, departments and media outlets listed below.

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Here is the list of calls to make to intercede for Iranian Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who is facing a death sentence for refusing to recant his faith and refusing to convert to Islam.

U.S. Dept of State
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (202) 647-5291
Secretary’s Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills (202) 647-5548
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (202) 647-8636
Undersecretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (202) 647-2471
Undersecretary for Democracy
& Global Affairs Maria Otero (202) 647-1189
Assistant Sec. Democracy, Human
Rights & Labor Michael Posner (202) 647-1337
Dept. of State Iran Office (202) 647-2520
Ambassador at Large for
International Religious Freedom Susan Johnson Cooke (202) 647-0798

White House
Switchboard (202) 456-1414
Comment Line (202) 456-1111

Contact your U.S. Representative (202) 225-3121
Contact your two U.S. Senators (202) 224-3121
House Speaker John Boehner (202) 225-0600
House Majority Leader – Eric Cantor (202) 225-2815
House Minority Leader – Nancy Pelosi (202) 225-4965
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (202) 224-3542
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (202) 224-2541

Media Contacts – Requesting they cover the story
ABC (818) 460-7477
CBS (212) 975-4321
NBC (212) 664-4444
Fox (212) 852-7111 (Note: Fox has carried the story)

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