"He's been asked and tortured to deny his Christian faith and return to Islam, and he has not," said Naghmeh Abedini, who lives in Idaho with their two young children. "The kids and I desperately want him back, but we're proud that ... he has chosen Christ, even over coming back to us."
"My husband is suffering because he is a Christian. He is suffering because he is an American," she said. "Yet his own government ... has abandoned him."