ICC Note: Today marks two years since Pastor Saeed Abedini was imprisoned in Iran on charges related to his Christian faith. He would be sentenced to eight years in prison for these “crimes.” Beginning last night in Washington, D.C. and continuing today hundreds of vigils will be held around the world mobilizing the church to pray on behalf of Pastor Saeed. “In a time when Christians around the world are facing increasing persecution, the church cannot remain silent.”
For times and locations of prayer vigils visit: http://beheardproject.com/prayer-vigil/saeed
09/26/2014 Iran (Worthy News) – September 26, 2014 marks two years since American Pastor Abedini Saeed was imprisoned in Iran.
According to International Christian Concern, Saeed is serving an eight year sentence for his work with Iranian house churches. Since his imprisonment, Saeed has been subjected to lengthy solitary confinement and physical abuse while suffering from internal injuries that continue to go untreated by his captors.
Saeed’s case has been brought before the U.N. Human Rights Council, which released a report documenting his “sham trial” and arbitrary detention. Even President Obama mentioned Saeed’s case in a phone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, but apparently to no avail.
So now it’s our turn.
“In a time when Christians around the world are facing increasing persecution, the church cannot remain silent,” said Todd Daniels, ICC Regional Manager for the Middle East.