American Pastor Saeed Abedini Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison in Iran

The U.S. State Department says an American pastor who has been jailed in Iran since September has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Spokesman Darby Holladay said Sunday that the department is calling on Iran to respect Saeed Abedini’s human rights and release him.

Read it all and also read ACLJ comments there.


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3 comments on “American Pastor Saeed Abedini Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison in Iran

  1. SC blu cat lady says:

    Liberals like to say persecution of Christians is just bunch of lies. Lies? So it is OK to arrest and prosecute a US citizen based on his activities of a decade ago? WOW! This is the religion of peace? Not by what I have read.

  2. Cennydd13 says:

    Any resemblance between Islam and a peaceful religion is [i]purely accidental.[/i]

  3. Jeremy Bonner says:


    That must come as a surprise to the Sufis and Ahmadis who are on the receiving end of persecution from their co-religionists (nor that many Sunni and Shia would acknowledge them as such, but I imagine they would so proclaim themselves).

    It’s fair enough to observe that there would seem to be much less readiness among the non-violent to denounce the violent for their behavior, but that’s a different thing.