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Jay Sekulow: Help Us Tell the Story of American Pastor Saeed, Imprisoned in Iran

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One of the most important things we can do is keep the story of Pastor Saeed Abedini in the spotlight. This U.S. citizen is facing eight years in a deadly Iranian prison, convicted for his Christian faith.

We know that the situation he faces gets worse day by day. He remains cut-off from speaking with his wife and two young children who live in Idaho. Prior to his conviction and sentence, he was able periodically to talk with them over the phone. Now, that is prohibited. The fact is Naghmeh, along with their young son and daughter; do not know when, or even if, they will ever hear his voice again.

During a recent visit with his family in Iran, Pastor Saeed expressed apprehension and concern about his fate, openly questioning whether efforts are still underway to secure his freedom.  It appears the Iranian prison guards continue their lies – pushing propaganda to try and convince Pastor Saeed that he has been forgotten.

Pastor Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, told us, “When I heard this from my husband, I cried. It broke my heart. Behind those walls he feels helpless and relies on us to be his voice. It is so easy to feel forgotten in the walls of the prison. Please help me make sure he is never forgotten.”

The ACLJ remains committed to working to free Pastor Saeed – mobilizing hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to put more pressure on the U.S. government and international agencies to do all they can to secure Pastor Saeed’s freedom.

In fact, we have produced a new video, which is available here, that tells the story of Pastor Saeed. Please share it with family and friends.

We’ve also launched a new website, SaveSaeed.org, another way to share his story and to generate support for his release. If you haven’t done so already, please add your name to our petition.

And, as always, please keep Pastor Saeed and his family in prayer.

Jay Sekulow

  • https://www.facebook.com/#!/fathersfireflies/info Sule Atagoz

    Thank you Jay. Thank you for pursuing after Saeed and his family Our Lord Christ does. He needs to be return to his home and his wife and children. Sadly, western world is so out if touch what goes on in Middle East and Arab nations and they don’t give a hoot unless it touched their pocket which is like looking through a key hole of a war already started against God, against His faithful servants. How sad is that elite, cream a la crop can’t see Isis and likes of Isis one day may just knock on their door. President Obama is ineffective and his Harvard degree served him well on paper but, in reality he is so out if touch with his people which is us! He needs to get this man back and Miriam from Sudan and Bibi from Pakistan rather than trying to figure how to let Ethiopian refugees for future democrat voters with no base to support feed these poor people. He overlooks his own citizens who r rotting in dungeons. Christians being killed, raped, murdered in day light on streets, beautiful woman tied to beds raped and draw a cross stake through their mouths and lay in blood. It is too gruesome to even post in face book because American ‘s would be offended. I am offended by western worlds coolness and self serving humanitarian efforts. Shame on us, shame on u , so called world leaders! How can u sleep at night?

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