Revival in Iran: ‘I Want to Be a Christian’

CENTRAL TURKEY — When we think of Iran, scenes of mobs shouting “death to America,” blindfolded hostages, and radical leaders demanding nuclear technology come to mind. But there’s another side of the country: Iranians who love America, Israel, and Jesus Christ. CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell met and talked with some of these Iranian believers outside of their country in central Turkey. … Continue reading Revival in Iran: ‘I Want to Be a Christian’

Pastor Saeed Abedini Given ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Clemency; ACLJ Launches New Petition

U.S. pastor Saeed Abedini, currently serving an eight-year prison sentence in Iran, has been given a “glimmer of hope” for clemency after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mentioned a possible reduced jail sentence. “Could Iran be willing to give Pastor Saeed clemency? Could it be willing to release him to return to his wife and two children here in the U.S.?” the American Center … Continue reading Pastor Saeed Abedini Given ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Clemency; ACLJ Launches New Petition

Pastor Saeed Abedini Transferred Out of Murderer Ward, But Health Problems Worsen

U.S. pastor Saeed Abedini has been transferred from the murderer ward to the political prisoner ward in Rajai Shahr Prison in Iran, but his health problems are continuing to worsen and he needs surgery. “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 … Continue reading Pastor Saeed Abedini Transferred Out of Murderer Ward, But Health Problems Worsen

Pastor Saeed Abedini Released From Solitary Confinement; Wife Praises ‘Small Victory’

After spending his 33rd birthday inside the “small dark hole” of solitary confinement, U.S. Pastor Saeed Abedini has been returned to the general prison population of Evin Prison in Iran. “His release from solitary is a direct result of the multitudes praying. I am relieved my husband is out of solitary, but still am deeply concerned about Saeed’s health. While this is a small victory, I … Continue reading Pastor Saeed Abedini Released From Solitary Confinement; Wife Praises ‘Small Victory’

Pastor Saeed Abedini Severely Beaten, Fainting From Internal Bleeding

The American Center for Law and Justice received news that U.S. pastor Saeed Abedini has been severely beaten in Evin Prison in Tehran, denied proper medical care, and experiencing fainting spells. “Pastor Saeed reported today that last week he was severely beaten when the prison officials took him to the hospital. During the weekly prison visit today, Pastor Saeed’s family reported that his physical condition … Continue reading Pastor Saeed Abedini Severely Beaten, Fainting From Internal Bleeding

Pastor Saeed Abedini Given Ultimatum: ‘Deny Christ or Face Longer Prison

Iranian authorities have posed U.S. Pastor Saeed Abedini with an ultimatum to deny Christ, or spend more time in prison. “Deny your faith in Jesus Christ and return to Islam or else you will not be released from prison. We will make sure you are kept here even after your 8 year sentence is finished,” the authorities said, according to a letter by Abedini  that … Continue reading Pastor Saeed Abedini Given Ultimatum: ‘Deny Christ or Face Longer Prison

Christian Pastor Pens Emotional Letter to Wife Detailing Horrific Abuse in Notorious Iranian Prison

In January, TheBlaze first told you about Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen imprisoned in Iran on charges that he was evangelizing in the militantly-Islamic country. Since his detention began, the faith leader’s situation has worsened. It’s well documented that Iranian prisons are horrific in their treatment of inmates, with rampant abuse. In a letter to his wife, Abedini shared some of the physical and mental abuse … Continue reading Christian Pastor Pens Emotional Letter to Wife Detailing Horrific Abuse in Notorious Iranian Prison

Pastor Saeed Abedini Sends Troubling Letter Detailing Mistreatment in Prison

American pastor Saeed Abedini has sent a troubling letter to his wife, Naghmeh, detailing the beatings and harsh treatment he has been experiencing in Evin Prison in Tehran, Iran. “My hair was shaven, under my eyes were swollen three times what they should have been, my face was swollen, and my beard had grown,” pastor Abedini wrote in a letter obtained by the American Center … Continue reading Pastor Saeed Abedini Sends Troubling Letter Detailing Mistreatment in Prison