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Senate Resolution for Pastor Saeed

By Jordan Sekulow1383331927000

In another powerful statement of bipartisan support for imprisoned American Pastor Saeed Abedini, a resolution has been proposed in the U.S. Senate calling for his release.

This bipartisan resolution is sponsored by Senators Jim Risch (R-ID), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT).

Importantly, the resolution directly calls “on the Government of Iran to immediately release Saeed Abedini and all other individuals detained on account of their religious beliefs.”

It is another important step as the U.S. government continues to send a clear message to Iran: now is the time to “demonstrate the commitment of Iran to individual human rights through the release of all prisoners of conscience.”

Iran has promised change.  It wants the world to believe that it is more moderate.  Now is the time of it to put actions behind these words and release Pastor Saeed.

We urge the Senate to quickly and unanimously pass this bipartisan resolution for Pastor Saeed’s freedom.

The proposed Senate resolution concludes:

Resolved, That the Senate—
(1) recognizes that freedom of religious belief and practice is a universal human right and a fundamental freedom of every individual, regardless of race, sex, country, creed, or nationality, and should never be arbitrarily abridged by any government;
(2) recognizes that governments have a responsibility to protect the fundamental rights of their citizens; and
(3) calls on the Government of Iran to immediately release Saeed Abedini and all other individuals detained on account of their religious beliefs.

It is a critical time in Pastor Saeed’s case.  It is time for action from Iran.

Join the hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world who are signing petition and writing letters to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani at BeHeardProject.com.

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