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 →

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 →

The spirit of family is deeply woven into all of the rich cultural traditions of the Nowruz holiday.  It is a time for reuniting and rejoicing with loved ones and sharing hopes for the new year.  Today, as families across the world gather to mark this holiday, we remember those American families who are enduring painful separations from their loved ones who are imprisoned or went missing in Iran. Saeed Abedini of Boise, Idaho has spent two and a half years detained in Iran on charges related to his religious beliefs.  He must be returned to his wife and two young children, who needlessly continueRead More →

Naghmeh Abedini – whose husband, Pastor Saeed Abedini, is currently imprisoned in Iran because of his Christian beliefs – tells her incredible story of leaving the Muslim faith and coming to faith in Jesus Christ. She also discusses the persecution her husband is facing and the importance of praying for persecuted Christians around the world. Click Here to Listen to the BroadcastRead 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 →