Wife of jailed American pastor lobbies Iran for his release, says her family has been ‘torn apart’


Originally posted on The Lead with Jake Tapper:

His daughter just celebrated her seventh birthday, a second celebration without her father.

She asks her mother how many more birthdays until dad comes home.

“I don’t know what to tell her,” said her mother, Naghmeh Abedini.

It has been one year since the Iranian Revolutionary Guard took Naghmeh’s husband Saeed, a U.S. citizen of Iranian birth, and threw him in a prison in Tehran.

Saeed was arrested and charged in Iran during a visit in June 2012. The 32-year-old converted to Christianity from Islam and then became a pastor, living in Boise, Idaho. He has been detained in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison since late September.

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Iran: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the condition of an American pastor jailed in Iran.

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http://christiannews.net/2013/08/15/american-pastor-imprisoned-in-iran-suffering-with-increasing-pain-from-internal-injuries/

Iran: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the latest information regarding an Iranian pastor in prison in Iran.

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Nigeria: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the kidnapping and forced conversion of a pastor’s daughter to Islam.

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Pastor’s Daughter in Nigeria Allegedly Kidnapped, Forced to Convert to Islam

Iran: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Iran, where a Christian pastor has been jailed for his faith.

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http://aclj.org/iran/american-pastor-saeed-300-illegal-days-iranian-prison

India: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution in India, where a Pentecostal pastor has been jailed for baptising a woman with her consent.

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http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tamil-Nadu,-a-Pentecostal-pastor-in-prison-for-baptizing-a-woman-28528.html

Iran: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the release of a pastor from jail in Iran.

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http://www.bosnewslife.com/29325-breaking-news-iran-releases-pastor-of-largest-pentecostal-church-congregation-remains-closed

Iran: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the persecution of an American pastor in Iran.

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http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/more-beatings-for-american-pastor-in-iran/

Iraq: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Iraq, where a pastor has been released from prison after 21 months.

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http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2013/April/Iraqs-Pastor-Jamal-Released-from-Prison/

Russia: Latest Persecution News


The link below is to an article that reports on the latest persecution news out of Russia.

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http://www.christiantelegraph.com/issue19255.html