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 […]
Today we confirmed that a Christian pastor, in custody because of his religious beliefs, has been released from an Iranian prison. You remember the case of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. After spending nearly three years in an Iranian prison, he was released in 2012. But on Christmas day, he was taken into custody again, placed in an Iranian prison.
Now, comes word of his release. That’s encouraging news. But we continue to work for the release of another Christian pastor, Saeed Abedini – an American citizen who remains imprisoned for his faith in one of Iran’s most notoriously brutal and abusive prisons.
Your prayers and support are vital as we continue to stand up for the rights of these Christians who face real persecution because of their beliefs. Stand with us. Find out more about these cases and how you can get involved. Check out this post from my son, Jordan, here.