A month ago, the Iranian parliament voted in favor of an "Islamic Penal Code" which would codify the death penalty for any male Iranian who leaves his Islamic faith.
Hossein Soodmand was the last man to be executed in Iran for apostasy, the "crime" of abandoning one's religion. He had converted from Islam to Christianity. [H]e was hanged by the Iranian authorities for that decision.
His son, Ramtin, also a Christian, was arrested on August 21. It is feared he may become one of the first to be killed under Iran's new law.
Christians Targeted in Iraq -Atul Aneja
Christians in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul are fleeing after facing attacks that apparently have been masterminded by al-Qaeda.
According to [the]provincial governor, around 1,000 Christian families have fled Mosul after gunmen blew up three Christian homes in Mosul.