Sunday, 24 March 2013

Iran Keeps on Torturing American Pastor

Pastor Saeed Abedini. Image courtesy of the American Center for Law and Justice.

Joel Kontinen

The Iranian regime is notorious for its dislike of Christians, especially of pastors who preach God’s Word. Iran threatened to execute Rev. Youcef Nadarkhani for attempting to convert Muslims, but an international media campaign persuaded the Iranians to set the pastor free.

However, now the regime is torturing another Christian pastor, who has been imprisoned since last summer. Rev. Saeed Abedini, a former Muslim, is a dual Iranian-American citizen, and he has been involved in the home church movement in Iran.

As Christians, we should definitely pray for Rev. Abedini. We can also support the American Center for Law and Justice’s (ACLJ’s) campaign for his release by signing an online petition.


Pastor Saeed After Beatings and Torture: “I did not recognize myself”. ACLJ. 22 March 2013.