Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Christian pastor freed from Iranian prison

Imprisoned pastor released as part of U.S.-Iran prisoner exchange
Imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini with his family. (Photo Credit: American Center  for Law and Justice)
A pastor who was held imprisoned in Iran since 2012 has finally been allowed to return to his family. Religious advocates voice gratitude at his release.
This is a major victory. We are incredibly grateful to the more than 1.1 million people who have joined us in fighting across the globe for Pastor Saeed's freedom," said Jay Sakulow, chief counsel of the American Centre for Law and Justice, in a Jan. 16 statement.
He was arrested while visiting non-religious orphanages September 2012 on charges of threatening national security. Christian advocates believe he was arrested due to his Christian faith.

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