Last Friday’s standing-room only hearing before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission was among the most dramatic I’ve witnessed. There was outrage – outrage not just from me as I declared the State Department “AWOL” in our quest to free an American Pastor, Saeed Abedini — a U.S. citizen — captured by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard […]
This weekend, more confusion at the hands of the Iranians. They were pushing reports that Pastor Youcef had been executed. Our sources in Iran quickly confirmed that those reports were false and confirmed that Pastor Youcef was alive and well as of Saturday.
We also know that the world continues to call for the release of Pastor Youcef. I’m extremely pleased to announce that our Tweet for Youcef campaign has now topped ONE MILLION Twitter accounts being reached daily.
It’s remarkable. We’re now reaching more than one million Twitter accounts daily, nearly 4,000 people permitting us to tweet through their account. And, the global reach only continues to expand – now covering 200 countries and territories around the globe.
Stay in touch with us for frequent updates on our website. And, of course, I will keep you notified of any significant developments as we continue to work to free Pastor Youcef in Iran.