Raising American Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Plight Twice Before the UN | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion

Verified

Raising Pastor Saeed Plight Twice

By Jordan Sekulow1395183165000

Over the past two days, we’ve had the opportunity to present twice before the United Nations Human Rights Council, specifically raising the case of American Pastor Saeed Abedini.

Your voice – your petitions, your prayers, your tweets and Facebook posts – is being heard at the highest levels internationally for Pastor Saeed.

Over the past two weeks, we’ve had teams from both our U.S. and international offices in Geneva meeting with world leaders.  Yesterday, our international affiliate, the European Center for Law and Justice (ECLJ), had the opportunity to present Saeed’s case before the U.N.  (See video above.)  Not only were our representatives able to bring up Pastor Saeed’s case by name and call for his release, we were able to do so at a session dedicated specifically to Iran’s human rights abuses.

Representatives of the Iranian government were there and heard first hand about Pastor Saeed’s case.

This marks a tremendous opportunity to further elevate Pastor Saeed’s plight on the world stage.

Presenting our remarks was Joy Mdivo, the Director of the East African Center for Law and Justice (EACLJ).  The EACLJ is one of the ACLJ’s international affiliate organizations based in Nairobi, Kenya. The EACLJ actively engages in East Africa to support the rule of law, religious freedom, and issues important to the Christian faith.  The EACLJ facilitates its goals by engaging international, national, and local government officials.

In addition to presenting about Pastor Saeed specifically, our team was also able to address the broader issue of human rights in Iran, including Pastor Saeed, in a second presentation earlier today.  (See video below.)

Yesterday too, representatives of the U.S. and Germany raised Pastor Saeed’s case at the U.N.  Each time his case is raised, each call for his freedom, on the world state continues to build pressure on Iran.  Now is a critical time as Iran prepares to celebrate the new year, a time when the nation traditionally grants clemency to prisoners of conscience.

This week, we were able to take your voice directly to the U.N.  Join the over 217,000 who have signed the petition for Pastor Saeed’s release, and continue to pray for Pastor Saeed.

Latest in
Middle East

Iran Erupts While Sanctions Loom

By ACLJ.org1533583567649

As the President’s promised sanctions against Iran go into effect, angry Iranian mobs are flooding the streets with their fists in the air, but their chants are not “death to America.” They are calling out their own corrupt government, chanting “death to the dictator” and demanding a regime change.

read more

Iran Threatens “Mother of All Wars” Against U.S.

By ACLJ.org1532374858107

The President of Iran just fired off a threat at President Trump and America. Our President quickly answered back with unwavering strength. Iran is run like a mafia-state. The Iranian government is more interested in supporting terrorism than its own desperate citizens. It’s people suffer from...

read more

President Trump Withdraws from the Iran Nuclear Deal

By ACLJ.org1525813947875

It’s a victory for America and our allies as President Trump, true to his word, has officially withdrawn the United States from what he accurately called the “defective at its core” Iran nuclear deal. Further, the President has ordered that sanctions be re-imposed on Iran in an expeditious manner.

read more

Iran’s Nuclear Lies Have Been Exposed

By ACLJ.org1525356000000

Iran lied about the 2015 nuclear deal and has been lying about its nuclear program, and that is very dangerous. It’s time to fix the nuclear deal or get out. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just held a press conference to confirm what we’ve been telling you for years. Obama’s Iran Deal...

read more