Congress joins calls to release Iranian pastor

NASHVILLE (BP) — Calls are intensifying for the U.S. to pressure Iran to free pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen of Iranian descent who is being tortured in an Iranian prison and persecuted for his Christian faith. More than 80 U.S. Congress members from both parties signed a Feb. 12 letter urging Secretary of State John Kerry to “exhaust every possible option to secure Mr. Abedini’s immediate release.”
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