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What About American Pastor Saeed?

By Jordan Sekulow1415828784832

The last week has been tremendous for Americans wrongly imprisoned overseas.

First, Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi was released from a Mexican prison.  Then this past weekend, Christian missionary Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller were released from imprisonment in North Korea.

Both in Mexico and North Korea government officials were influential in the release of these U.S. citizens.  Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson took strong steps to help Sgt. Tahmooressi.  In North Korea, U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper directly intervened delivering a letter from President Obama himself.  The Obama Administration’s extraordinary steps led to freedom for Bae and Miller.

The Administration did the right thing to get these men home.  But what about American Pastor Saeed Abedini?

That’s the exact question that Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren is asking (listen to the audio from her show below).

Greta, who was tireless in her advocacy for Sgt. Tahmooressi and instrumental in securing his release, has been one of the most committed correspondents to keeping Pastor Saeed’s plight at the forefront.

Wrongfully imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith, Pastor Saeed – a U.S. citizen – deserves the same effort from the Obama Administration.

The U.S. is in a historically unique position to demand Pastor Saeed’s freedom.  The Obama Administration is in direct dialogue, seated across the table, from Iran.  The deadline, November 24th, for these nuclear negotiations with Iran is quickly approaching.

We continue to urge the Obama Administration, especially in light of the upcoming deadline and the release of other Americans wrongfully held overseas, to use every opportunity to secure Pastor Saeed’s freedom.

Pastor Saeed continues to suffer from internal injuries sustained in prison beatings.  His wife and two young children suffer without their husband and father here in America.  It’s time to bring him home.

Please continue to pray for Pastor Saeed, share his story, and sign the petition for his freedom at, as we continue working around the globe for his release.

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