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.
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 ...1