Posts Tagged ‘ Pastor Saeed Abedini ’

Dr. Katrina Swett Describes Plight Of Pastor Saeed Abedini

Dec 14th, 2013 | By

In a particularly outrageous miscarriage of justice, Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-born American pastor, was sentenced on January 27, 2013 by Judge Pir-Abassi, a jurist notorious for perpetrating religious freedom violations, to eight years in prison for “threatening the national security of Iran.” His “crimes” apparently included his participation since 2000 in Iran’s house church movement and his more recent efforts to raise money for an orphanage.

Congressman Forbes Defends Military And Jailed Pastor

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By
Congressman Randy Forbes

Mr. Speaker, religious freedom is a fundamental human right—a right which is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Many of America’s earliest settlers came to her shores seeking religious freedom. As individuals around the world face persecution because of their religious beliefs, America has stood as the beacon for the importance of protecting the ability to freely exercise religious beliefs without fear of intimidation, reprisal, or harm.

Senators To Obama: Work For Release Of American Pastor From Iranian Prison

Nov 8th, 2013 | By

“The President of the United States is in a unique position to focus international attention on the unjust and abusive detention of one of our citizens. There might also be an opportunity for administration officials participating in nuclear negotiations in Geneva this week to raise the issue directly with their Iranian counterparts. Time is of the essence given Pastor Saeed’s current predicament.”