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The good news -- and it's very, very good indeed: Iranian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, previously sentenced to death for apostasy, was released this weekend.

The bad news: Eleven other Iranian prisoners were reportedly executed, and human rights activist Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjhani is in danger of the same fate.

ETA: Kevin Peet sends more good news: Rimsha Masih, the mentally disabled Pakistani teenager accused of Koran-burning, has been released on bail.

Comments:

What exactly does "execution in stages" mean? That sounds ghastly..