Published On: Sun, Jul 28th, 2013

Pastor Saeed Abedini jailed for 365 days, prayer vigils being organized for September

Worldwide cries for the release of the American pastor jailed Iran has gotten louder with the one year anniversary of his imprisonment.

July 28 marks the 365th day Saeed Abedini has endured physical abuse, embarrassment and harm in the Evin Prison.

Pastor Saeed Abedini has been sent to solitary confinement during his prison sentence in Iran.

Pastor Saeed Abedini has been sent to solitary confinement during his prison sentence in Iran.

“With the loud voice of the prison guard, our visitation had ended and they put covers over our eyes and we returned to the dark room void of any natural sunlight,” Abedini wrote in a March letter to his wife describing his conditions.

Now supporters are organizing globally for a September 26th vigil to raise awareness and demand Abedini’s release.

Abedini was working on a government approved project to build orphanages when he was detained at his parent’s home in Iran. From house arrest, he was then transferred to the prison and held ever since.


From the Facebook Post: Prayer vigils for Saeed on Sept 26 need to be organized in the following cities Please contact Naghmeh Abedini if you are interested in coordinating one in these cities.

Montgomery, Alabama
Juneau, Alaska
Little Rock, Arkansas
Dover, Delaware
Tallahassee, Florida
Honolulu, Hawaii
Springfield, Illinois
Frankfort, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Annapolis, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts
Lansing, Michigan
St. Paul, Minnesota
Helena, Montana
Lincoln, Nebraska
Carson City, Nevada
Concord, Nebraska
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Bismarck, North Dakota
Columbus, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Salem, Oregon
Providence, Rhode Island
Pierre, South Dakota
Montpelier, Vermont
Richmond, Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
Madison, Wisconsin

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  1. Naghmeh Abedini recounts arrest and imprisonment of Pastor Saeed, the ‘attempts to break him’ and the prayer vigil - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] is an organized effort for a Prayer Vigil in September (details can be found here on […]

  2. Dispatch Radio: August 3, 2013 – Naghmeh Abedini details Pastor Saeed imprisonment in Iran, Daniel McAdams discusses Iran, Syria, Egypt, Benghazi and foreign policy - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Pastor Saeed in Iranian prison for over one year – read more here […]

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