Youcef Nadarkhani -- the Iranian pastor who captured the hearts of millions of people as he stood firm in his Christian faith while facing execution -- was acquitted of apostasy today (September 8, 2012), according to the Christian Post website.
Nadarkhani -- who had been threatened with being hung if he did not convert to Islam -- went on trial early today and was set free. He is now at his home with his family.
"Thank you to everyone that has supported me with your prayers," Nadarkhani said, after being freed.
Although he was acquitted of apostasy, the Iranian pastor was found guilty of evangelizing Muslims. He was sentenced to three years in prison for that, but the sentence was canceled because he already served three years in prison.