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Pastor Saeed’s Iran jail hell over
But 90 other Christians are still jailed for their faith in Iran
By Andrew Boyd
Iranian / American pastor Saeed Abedini has been set free after more than three years in jail in Iran. He was denied medical treatment because, as a Christian, he was considered ‘unclean’.
SHACKLED PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI WAS TASER’D BY INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS WHEN THEY INTERROGATED HIM OVER NEW BOGUS CHARGES.
Yet a few days later at the UN in New York, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hinted at a ‘prisoner swap’ for Saeed and other Christians imprisoned in his jails.
YOU WOULD THINK that the opinion of one million people would matter to a USA President – but it seems not in the case of Barack Obama.
While the President reportedly enjoyed a rare ‘father-daughter’ time with his daughters Malia and Sasha, all smiles following the Iranian nuclear deal – thousands of miles away American Pastor Saeed Abedini sat in his jail cell in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj, oceans away from his own children, waiting for the next violent blow.
“Mr President, can you get my dad home by my birthday?”
“Jacob, it’ll be hard but I’m going to try.”
This was the conversation between the son of imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini and President Obama in January, after his mother Naghmeh fasted and prayed for the chance to meet the president when he paid a whirlwind visit to her town in Idaho.
THE UNITED STATES and Germany have raised American Pastor Saeed Abedini’s case by name at the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva. It follows an incident in which Saeed was shackled and returned to his cell without the crucial medical attention he needs for internal bleeding from prison beatings.