Pastor Saeed Marks 300 Days in Iranian Prison
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2013 Jul 24
Thursday marked the 300th day that American pastor Saeed Abedini has been imprisoned in Iran for his faith, CBN News reports. The 33-year-old pastor finally received medical treatment Saturday after suffering for months from injuries inflicted by prison guards. He was taken to a private hospital where he was examined and prescribed medication. Pastor Saeed was convicted and sentenced to eight years in Iran's brutal Evin prison because of his Christian faith, and has been beaten, subjected to intense interrogations and threatened with death. His wife, Naghmeh Abedini, said she was thankful for the support and prayers for her husband's release. The American Center for Law and Justice is representing Pastor Saeed's wife and two young children, who live in the United States.