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Next Convert Pastor To Face Iran's Death Penalty May Be American Saeed Abedini

(UPDATED) Today, Iranian-born U.S. pastor faces one of Iran's most severe revolutionary court judges.

Update (Jan 27): Pastor Abedini was sentenced to eight years in prison today for "threatening national security" with his church planting, reports Morning Star News. "The promise of his release was a lie," said his wife, Nagmeh Abedini, in a statement. "... We must now pursue every effort, turn every rock, and not stop until Saeed is safely on American soil."

World Watch Monitor also covered Abedini's sentencing.

Update (Jan 21): CNN has several updates, including an interview with Abedini's wife, Naghmeh.

Update (Jan 21): World Watch Monitor has fresh details on Abedini's trial today, and says a sentence is expected next week. Abedini also has a Facebook page created by supporters.

Right on the heels of the final release of Youcef Nadarkhani, a Church of Iran pastor who was imprisoned for three years, another Iranian-born pastor could face the death penalty for converting to Christianity from Islam.

Today, American pastor Saeed Abedini is facing one of Iran's most severe judges. It remains ...

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