I hope this is a case of better late than never. White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, condemned Iran for its treatment of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has been convicted of apostasy from Islam and is threatened with imminent execution”
“Pastor Nadarkhani has done nothing more than maintain his devout faith, which is a universal right for all people. That the Iranian authorities would try to force him to renounce that faith violates the religious values they claim to defend, crosses all bounds of decency, and breaches Iran’s own international obligations. We call upon the Iranian authorities to release Pastor Nadarkhani, and demonstrate a commitment to basic, universal human rights, including freedom of religion”
As Michael Ledeen likes to say, “Faster please.” How about strongly worded personal statements from President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton?