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Pastor Spends Christmas in Iranian Prison

By Jordan Sekulow1356560827000

Today, another Christian pastor languishes in one of Iran’s most notoriously abusive prisons – this time an American citizen. Saeed Abedini, a 32-year-old Iranian-born American citizen, was arrested because of his faith while visiting his family in Iran.

After converting from Islam to Christianity, Abedini helped lead underground churches in Iran and began humanitarian efforts to establish an orphanage for the children of Iran.

In September, when traveling back to Iran to visit his parents and continue his humanitarian work, Abedini was stopped by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. He has now been illegally imprisoned in Iran since September. . . .

Continue reading this article, co-authored by ACLJ attorney Matthew Clark, on Jordan Sekulow's Washington Post blog, Religious Right Now; please register and leave a comment.

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