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Pastor Saeed threatened with new charges, nearing 3-years of imprisonment

GOHARDASHT, Iran (aclj.org) — American Pastor Saeed Abedini may be facing an upgrade to his current charges, his wife, Naghmeh, said after visiting him at Rajaei Shahr prison today, according to the American Center for Law and Justice. Naghmeh Abedini said … Continue reading

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Pastor Abedini in hospital, shackled, denied care

TEHRAN, Iran (BP) — Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen, was moved to a private hospital in Iran but was shackled and denied medical care, prompting the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is working for his freedom, … Continue reading

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Iranian Christians sentenced to 80 lashes for taking communion

IRAN (TAB) — Four Iranian Christians were sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking wine during a communion service. According to Fox News, the four men were sentenced Oct. 6 after they were arrested in a house church in December 2012 and … Continue reading

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U.S. pastor in Iran loses court appeal

TEHRAN, Iran (BP) — An appeals court in Tehran, Iran, has rejected an appeal by Iranian American pastor Saeed Abedini, whose eight-year prison sentence has garnered widespread international attention. The appeals court decision “signals a new level of concern for Pastor … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Iran sentences pastor Abedini to eight years in prison

ISTANBUL, Turkey (MS) – Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini was sentenced to eight years in Iran’s most notorious prison today for allegedly threatening “national security” by planting house churches years ago.
 
Judge Pir-Abassi of Branch 26 of the Iranian Revolutionary Court sentenced … Continue reading

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Iranian pastor passes 1,000th day in jail — still faces death

WASHINGTON (BP) — Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, arrested in 2009 and later handed a death sentence simply for being a Christian, has now been in prison 1,000 days. Nadarkhani marked his 1,000th day in prison July 8, a marker that … Continue reading

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