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 →

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 →

March 17th is Jacob’s 7th birthday. Like lots of little boys, he’s sent out invitations to his birthday party, including to his dad, American Pastor Saeed Abedini. (You can see that invitation above.) Tragically, Pastor Saeed remains imprisoned in Iran merely because of his Christian faith. This week, when one of his family members in Iran was permitted to visit him in prison, Pastor Saeed was able to send a heartfelt, and at the same time heartbreaking, letter to his son. Pastor Saeed told his son that it “breaks my heart” that he can’t be there for his son’s birthday. He wrote to Jacob, “[M]yRead More →

Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. He is an accomplished Supreme Court advocate, renowned expert on religious liberty, a number 1 New York Times-bestselling author, and a respected broadcaster. Jay Sekulow is an attorney with a passion for protecting religious liberty – freedom – democracy. For nearly a quarter of a century, he’s been on the front lines – working to protect religious and constitutional freedoms in the courts, in Congress, and in the public arena. At the Supreme Court of the United States, Jay Sekulow has argued 12Read More →