Iranian-American reportedly tortured

TEHRAN, Iran (BP) — An Iranian-born pastor who is a U.S. citizen is undergoing physical and mental torture in a notoriously brutal Tehran prison while an international campaign for his release mounts, according to the American Center for Law and Justice. Saeed Abedini was sentenced to eight years in prison Jan. 27 for establishing a network of Christian house churches years ago and for “attempting to sway Iranian youth away from Islam.”
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