Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Holy Week Struggle
For six months, Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen whose family we represent, has been imprisoned in one of Iran’s most brutal and deadly prisons because of his religious beliefs.
And for the first time since his captivity, the U.S. government has made proactive statements calling on Iran to immediately release Pastor Saeed.
This welcomed development occurred at the end of last week. First, on Thursday, Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe presented remarks specifically citing Pastor Saeed’s case to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva – the same venue where the U.S. government failed to specifically address Pastor Saeed’s plight at a meeting earlier this month. . . .