Published On: Wed, Jun 24th, 2015

1000 Days in Iran prison for Pastor Saeed Abedini, feels like a lifetime says family

One thousand days in an Iranian prison – that is what American pastor Saeed Abedini has endured as of yesterday, Tuesday June 23. To mark Abedini’s 1,000th day in prison for his faith, Christian groups displayed 1,000 flowers in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, of D.C.’s Church on the Hill said, “We are leaving 1,000 flowers at the U.S. Capitol to remind members of Congress that millions of Christians are facing persecution and violence around the world and to demand they work for the immediate release of pastor Saeed and work to end this faith-based genocide.”

Naghmeh Abedini told Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ, “One thousand days without Saeed has really become a lifetime for us.”
“My children continue to ask when Daddy is coming home. I no longer know what to tell them. While our faith keeps us going and continues to give us strength, we need Saeed to be returned to our family. We miss him terribly. His immediate return is the only thing that can mend our broken hearts.”

Naghmeh Saeed AbediniAbedini was arrested in 2012 while helping to build a secular orphanage in Iran; he was sentenced to eight years in prison and has endured beating and abuse from prison guards and other inmates.

Naghmeh has spoken before the United Nations, met the Pope and even President Obama during this ordeal. The Global Dispatch has spoken with her twice during the early phases of his jail time.

She talks about the prayer vigils and support in her efforts to raise awareness as well as detail his arrest – listen here

Naghmeh details the dangers in Iranian prisons, meeting world leaders and Saeed’s situation – HERE

 Pastor Saeed Abedini Iran prison
Naghmeh Abedini told Jay Sekulow of the ACLU, “One thousand days without Saeed has really become a lifetime for us.”
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