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Update on Save Saeed: Letter Says Iran Release Depends on Abedini Renouncing Faith

(Updated) After 215 days of imprisonment, the pastor has been moved to solitary confinement as punishment.

Update (May 10): Abedini has been released from solitary confinement. Supporters have sent more than 50,000 letters of encouragement to his prison.


Update (April 29): Along with nine other prisoners, Iranian-born U.S. pastor Saeed Abedini has been placed in solitary confinement, the American Center for Law and Justice reports. The move is believed to be retaliation for prisoner-staged protest against poor conditions.

Abedini, who has been in prison for 215 days following his arrest last fall, faces badly deteriorating health, including severe internal bleeding and kidney issues.


(BP) Iranian officials have pressured imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini to renounce his faith in Jesus even as they have stepped up their physical abuse and psychological torture of him, including taking him to a hospital but denying him medical treatment, according to recent reports.

In a letter obtained by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), Abedini–a U.S. citizen of Iranian descent–wrote that he ...

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