Soodman Released! (From the archive)

October 24, 2008

I have just received the brilliant news that the Iranian Christian who faced being hanged for his faith has now been released!

Ramtin Soodman has been released following efforts led by Christians across the world. I hope that my own correspondence with the Foreign Secretary may have played a small part in strengthening our own British Government’s representations.

The fate of Ramtin Soodmand (From the archives)

October 14, 2008

I am concerned about the fate of Ramtin Soodmand, the Iranian Christian whose father was hanged for converting to Christianity when he was a child and who too now faces the possibility of a death sentence for his faith.

David Miliband has spoken against this injustice, however I want to know what more he is going to do? Will he make representations to the Iranian Government?

Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights clearly states, “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion”. There can no half-hearted measures when it comes to this issue. The world must send an unequivocal message about the importance of the right to religious conscience.