As efforts continue to raise Pastor Saeed Abedini’s case at the United Nations and with world leaders to increase pressure on Iran to release the persecuted pastor, there is a new groundswell of grassroots support around the world.
The people, the citizens of the world, are raising up, decrying Iran’s human rights abuses, and demanding that Iran immediately release the 33-year-old U.S. citizen.
Tomorrow, June 13, 2013, an effort is being organized to peacefully demonstrate and assemble in front of Iranian embassies, consulates, and protectorates around the world. Entitled “Standing together for Human Rights in Iran” the event, scheduled to be held at noon worldwide, aims to not only highlight Pastor Saeed’s plight but also highlight the larger issue of human rights violations in Iran.
The fact is the state of human rights, or more aptly the lack thereof, in Iran is abysmal. People all over the world are taking a stand. In fact, we have received over 600,000 signatures demanding Pastor Saeed’s release from individuals all across the globe at SaveSaeed.org.
Here in Washington, D.C. people will be gathering tomorrow at the Iranian Interests Section to peacefully assemble and highlight Pastor Saeed’s deplorable plight. You can learn more about the event here.
Similar events are planned in front of Iran’s embassies in Hungary, Egypt, Sweden, Germany, and other nations.
The timing of these events aimed at highlighting human rights and Pastor Saeed’s case directly to Iranian officials comes as Iran prepares for its own elections next week. It sends a powerful message at a time when Iran is listening.
As we have repeatedly said, Pastor Saeed is not the only person suffering as a prisoner of conscience in Iran; he is the face of persecution and Iran’s blatant violation of human rights.
You can learn more about the efforts, organized by Pastor Saeed’s wife Naghmeh, here.
At noon tomorrow, we urge you to join this effort, assemble, pray, and tweet with the hashtag #SaveSaeed. It is time that the world hears the voice of the voiceless – that Iran hears the cry for freedom, human rights, and human dignity.
In the days leading up to the nuclear negotiation deadline on November 24th, both the U.S. Congress and the United Nations are taking a firm stance against Iran’s violation of human rights. As the Washington Free Beacon reports : The United Nations late Tuesday voted to condemn Iranian human rights...
It’s becoming increasingly clear that President Obama has no intention to actually “destroy” the Islamic State. Even his much-vaunted air war represents a mere shadow of American military capabilities. Here’s Max Boot in a must-read post over at Commentary , comparing the air effort in Iraq and...
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour has once again raised American Pastor Saeed’s plight in an exclusive interview with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani. Rouhani was in the U.S. to address the United Nations General Assembly. He was asked specifically about Pastor Saeed’s illegal imprisonment because he is a...
Tonight the first of over 500 scheduled prayer vigils for Pastor Saeed and the persecuted Church was held in front of the White House. As the early morning hours of the day marking two years of illegal imprisonment began in Iran, Franklin Graham, Pastor Saeed’s wife, his kids, my dad Jay Sekulow...