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Published On: Fri, Jan 24th, 2014

Pastor Saeed Abedini moved our of ‘murderer row’ and back with political prisoners in Iran jail

American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been wrongfully imprisoned in Iran for more than a year because of his Christian faith, has been moved from the murderer ward to the political prisoner ward in Rajai Shahr Prison says ACLJ.

Pastor Saeed Abedini Iran prison“Make no mistake. Pastor Saeed is still in the deadliest prison in Iran facing deteriorating medical conditions. This is the first positive step, however slight, since his transfer from Evin Prison last November,” the American Center for Law and Justice, which represents Abedini’s wife, Naghmeh and their two children in the US.

For the first time in six weeks, Pastor Saeed’s Iranian family was able to visit with Pastor Saeed in his new prison ward.  No reason was given for the move and his family reports that this new ward,  still within the dangerous walls of Rajai Shahr, represents a slight improvement in his treatment.

Pastor Saeed is now receiving better meals.

Naghmeh and supporters are planning to stage a peaceful protest outside the White House on March 8 — an effort that could also end up landing her behind bars.

As The Christian Post noted, it is illegal to hold stationary protests in front of the White House, though protesters are allowed to carry signs.

Immobile prayer, then, could mean legal trouble for those who choose to partake.

In a post on her Facebook page, Abedini said that her devotion to her husband is driving the decision to risk arrest.

“As a law-abiding Christian who has never gotten in trouble with the law (not even a speeding ticket) and who has always prayed for our government and presidents regardless of where they stood politically or if their values agreed or did not agree with mine, I struggled with the idea of being arrested in front of the [W]hite [H]ouse on March 8,” she wrote.

Abedini continued: “I knew in my heart that this decision did not come out of rebellion against my government or hatred or disobedience, but it came out of love for my husband and the persecuted Christians. That it came out of love for those who are in chains because of their faith in Jesus.”

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  1. Pastor Saeed Abedini’s release from Iranian Prison may reside in ‘clemency measures’ says official - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Abedini was recently moved from the worst of prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison to the political prisoner ward. […]

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