Friday, September 20, 2013

Iran Frees Some Political Prisoners, But Not Pastor Saeed

I frequently urge visitors to Vital Signs Blog to remember the persecuted church, even giving specific cases, prayer requests and advocacy actions that can be taken. Among those have been Saeed Abedini, the Iranian-American pastor who has been unjustly imprisoned in Iran's brutal prison system.

Here's the latest call for help for Pastor Saeed from the ACLJ:

In advance of new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's first trip to the United Nations, Iran has freed a number of political prisoners  including one of Iran's most prominent human rights advocates.

While we of course welcome this humanitarian gesture in Iran, it's past time for Iran to release Pastor Saeed Abedini.  His only crime is his Christian faith, he presents no threat to Iranian national security, and he only wants to return home to his family in Idaho.  There is simply no just cause for continuing a prison sentence that violates not only the Iranian constitution but also international human rights conventions...

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