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Pastor Saeed Abedini Beaten and Returned to Prison without Warning

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 May 21
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Saeed Abedini, the American pastor who who being held by Iranian authorities was brutally beaten and returned to prison without warning or reason given. The pastor had been in the hospital for several weeks recovering from previous beatings.

“The reason for the transfer is unclear and according to family members, one of the guards who was involved in the transfer mentioned the Iranian nuclear talks as a possible motive,” Jordan Sekulow, Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice said.

The nuclear talks between the U.S. and Iran concluded last Friday without much headway reports Charisma News.

Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh Abedini, said she believes Iran is “keeping him to see how the negotiations go.”

“Please join me in prayer and fasting,” Naghmeh wrote on social media. “Saeed is not doing well. He collapsed at the hospital after a severe beating. Without Jesus and your prayers I could not continue. Please keep Saeed and our family in your prayers.”


Publication date: May 21, 2014