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 →

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 →

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 →