The Iranian Christian pastor who had been imprisoned in Iran for converting from Islam to Christianity was taken into custody again on Christmas Day, Fox News reported Sunday, December 30. Youcef Nadarkhani, 35, had been summoned to return back to Lakan Prison in Rasht, the facility where he had served time, based on the charge that he must complete the remainder of his sentence, according to several reports and confirmed by those close to Nadarkhani in Iran. In September, the pastor was acquitted of apostasy, but the court maintained his three-year sentence for evangelizing Muslims. As he had already served close to three years, the pastor was freed after posting bail. The court had then stated that the remainder, which equaled roughly 45 days, would be served in the form of probation. Nadarkhani’s attorney, Mohammed Ali Dadkhah, has been imprisoned since his client’s release in September.