Naghmeh Abedini: ‘I’m Thankful for the Millions Who Prayed’ 01-18-2016 – George Thomas – View Original Article Pastor Saeed Abedini and two other Americans are making their way home Monday, just one step closer to reuniting with their families. Iran agreed to release the men in exchange for several Iranians being held in the U.S. The prisoner swap happened the same day as U.S. and EU countries lifted decades-long sanctions against the Islamic regime. “I’ve been a single mom for three and half years, and the kids reuniting with him will be a precious moment,” Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Saeed Abedini, said. Pastor Saeed was arrestedRead More →

Naghmeh Abedini, Pastor Saeed’s wife, invites you to join her in remembering Pastor Saeed Abedini and others who are persecuted for their faith by participating in prayer vigils across the world. Pastor Saeed has stood as a face for the growing persecution of Christians around the world. Let us gather together around the world in solidarity with our persecuted brothers and sisters. Boise, Idaho Idaho State Capitol Building Rotunda (700 W Jefferson St.) 9/26 12:00 PMRead More →

by Jay Sekulow July 16, 2015 It did not take long for news of the nuclear deal between the United States and Iran to reach American Pastor Saeed Abedini – imprisoned in one of Iran’s most brutal and dangerous prisons. Today, a family member visited Pastor Saeed in Iran.  Pastor Saeed revealed  that since the deal was announced yesterday, many in the prison are expressing anti-American sentiments. Tensions are high inside the prison and he told the family member during today’s visit that not only does he feel threatened, but believes he is now a target because he is an American citizen. It was onlyRead More →

The agreement reached between the United States and Iran is “unconscionable” because it leaves Pastor Saeed, a U.S. citizen, behind – imprisoned in Iran because of his Christian faith. It is unconscionable that the Obama Administration would sign a deal with Iran without securing the freedom of Pastor Saeed who has been imprisoned for nearly three years simply because of his Christian faith. President Obama told the Abedini family face-to-face that he considered the release of Pastor Saeed a ‘top priority.’ How could that be a “top priority” when a deal is reached and Pastor Saeed is left behind?  What happened today makes a badRead More →

from Saeed Ministries UPDATE on SAEED: Today Saeed’s father was able to visit Saeed in person. It was a very short visit, but Saeed was able to send a message. He wanted us to know that for 1000 days he has experienced utter darkness and has died, yet for 1001, he has been resurrected with Christ. That for 1001 days he has learned to forgive over and over and over again. That for 1001 days he has chosen Christ over what they have tried to force on him and he has stood on His faith in Jesus Christ despite the pressures, tortures and threats. HeRead More →

By Deb Riechmann June 16, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has unanimously passed a resolution urging Iran to release three Americans jailed in that country and provide information on a fourth who is missing. Lawmakers pushed Iran to free the Americans, especially if it wants the U.S. to sign a nuclear deal and relieve sanctions against the Islamic republic. Former FBI agent Robert Levinson went missing in 2007 while working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence mission. Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been held for more than 300 days for alleged spying. Pastor Saeed Abedini was arrested in September 2012 and laterRead More →

By Jordan Sekulow June 10, 2015 Wednesday of last week, fellow prisoners viciously beat American Pastor Saeed Abedini in prison. Unprovoked, fellow prisoners  attacked Pastor Saeed as he attempted to leave his cell, punching him in the face near his left eye and nose.  In addition to physically beating the persecuted pastor, prisoners demolished a small table Pastor Saeed used to study and read. As he was attacked, Pastor Saeed called out for help.  Iranian prison guards did intervene and prevent further injury.  However, Pastor Saeed suffered injuries to his face – his eyes beaten black and blue.  He was able to be seen brieflyRead More →

Pastor Saeed’s Birthday Wish: Pray for America By Jordan Sekulow May 4, 2015 View full article at ACLJ.org This week, Thursday in fact, not only marks American Pastor Saeed Abedini’s 35th birthday but the National Day of Prayer as well. Pastor Saeed – a U.S. citizen – will spend his third birthday wrongfully imprisoned for his Christian faith. Yet as that day approaches, he wanted to express his encouragement for the Christian Church in America: “Remember my chains in your freedom and chain together in unity for our beloved America.” As a family member visited him last week, he was able to deliver an open letterRead More →

By Jay Sekulow From ACLJ.org American Pastor Saeed Abedini is facing renewed torment and hostility suffering in Iran for his Christian faith. He hears fellow prisoners being executed as he tries to sleep. Iranian authorities refuse to allow him the vital medical treatment he desperately needs. The prison guards threaten and torment him. There is already a framework for a nuclear agreement and U.S. and Iranian negotiators are about to sit down again to begin finalizing the details, but Pastor Saeed is still not home and the situation is getting worse. Fox News has an updated report on Pastor Saeed’s horrifying condition. With the UnitedRead More →