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Iran Pastor Temporarily Released from Prison

07-12-2015
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As Iranian nuclear talks enter a final stage, word comes from Iran that a Christian house church leader has been freed from prison.

Pastor Benham Irani was granted a 15 day, temporary release.

According to Present Truth Ministries, Irani had to post a $40,000 bond to guarantee his return.

Jailed twice, Pastor Benham has been imprisoned since April 2010. The former Muslim was convicted of committing crimes against Iranian national security.

He'll be required to return to prison July 19 after visiting his wife and children for the first time in more than four years.

The Islamic Republic reportedly is also set to free another pastor from prison two years ahead of his scheduled release.

CBN News Chief International Correspondent Gary Lane offers more details and what this could all mean for the future of others imprisoned in Iran for their faith.

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