Worthy Christian News » Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution - Middle East » Iran » Iran sentences American Pastor to eight years


Iran sentences American Pastor to eight years


By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

iran mapTEHRAN, IRAN (Worthy News)-- An American pastor already imprisoned in Iran for evangelizing was sentenced Sunday to eight years in prison for attempting to entice Iran's youth away from Islam through his network of underground house churches.

Pastor Saeed Abedini was officially sentenced in Tehran by “hanging judge" Pir-Abassi for undermining the Islamic Republic and threatening its national security; he will serve the sentence in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, according to Fox News.

“This is a real travesty: a mockery of justice,” said Jordan Sekulow, Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice who represents Saeed’s family living in the U.S. “From the very beginning, Iranian authorities have lied about all aspects of this case, even releasing rumors of his expected release. Iran has not only abused its own laws, it has trampled on the fundamentals of human rights. We call on the citizens of the world to rise up in protest. We call on governments around the world to stand and defend Pastor Saeed.”

Copyright 1999-2015 Worthy News. All rights reserved.
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Worthy Christian News » Christian Persecution » Christian Persecution - Middle East » Iran » Iran sentences American Pastor to eight years

One thought on “Iran sentences American Pastor to eight years

Leave a Comment