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  • American Pastor Saeed Abedini is serving an eight-year prison sentence for proselytizing his Christian faith in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (American Center for Law and Justice)

    DEACE: Obama brings a deserter home, but deserts American pastor imprisoned in Iran

    How is it possible that we're willing to pay the price of returning monsters like the "Taliban Five" to secure a military deserter, but we use no leverage for Pastor Saeed Abedini when we had it?


  • Christian pastor forcibly returned to Iranian prison

    After being treated for two months in a hospital for injuries suffered from beatings during his imprisonment, Saeed Abedini – a Christian pastor and American citizen – is being returned to Iran's Rajai Shahr prison.  


  • American Pastor Saeed Abedini is serving an eight-year prison sentence for proselytizing his Christian faith in the Islamic Republic of Iran. (American Center for Law and Justice)

    American pastor serving 8 years in Iranian prison pens Easter message

    American Pastor Saeed Abedini is serving an eight-year prison sentence for proselytizing his Christian faith in the Islamic Republic of Iran, but that plight didn't stop him from penning a powerful Easter message from his hospital bed on Sunday.


  • President Barack Obama closes his eyes as a prayer is offered at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. The president told the non-denominational gathering of political leaders that freedom of religion across the world is important to national security and is a central tenet of U.S. diplomacy.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    National Prayer Breakfast: Obama singles out Americans held in North Korea and Iran

    President Obama prayed publicly Thursday for the release of two Americans held separately by North Korea and Iran, and said religious freedom “is under threat” around the world.


  • Obama makes religious freedom pitch in Prayer Breakfast remarks

    President Obama emphasized global religious freedom in remarks at the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast, while the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development stressed a social welfare message based on a New Testament passage.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama's feckless Iran actions

    In 1979, Americans were outraged as Iran took our citizens hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. For more than a year, daily news broadcasts reported on the crisis as our internationally weakened leadership ineptly stumbled through the ordeal. It was common to see yellow ribbons tied on trees as a symbol of our desire for the safe return of our citizens.


  • EDITORIAL: An opportunity for Iran

    Hasan Rouhani, Iran's new president, made his debut on the world stage at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, calling for "a framework for managing our differences." He didn't offer the olive branch President Obama wanted. If Tehran is genuinely interested in improving relations with the United States and the West, Mr. Rouhani and the ruling mullahs could prove it with a small gesture. He could free a Christian pastor who on Thursday marks his first anniversary as a political prisoner in Tehran's notoriously evil Evin Prison.


  • ** FILE ** Iranian Christians attend Christmas Mass at St. Grigor Armenian Catholic Church in Tehran on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. Iran has arrested about 70 Christians since Christmas in a crackdown that demonstrates the limits of religious tolerance by Islamic leaders, who often boast they provide room for other faiths. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    Iran upholds conviction of American Christian pastor

    An appeals court in Iran has reaffirmed the conviction and eight-year sentence of an American Christian pastor, his wife and supporters said Monday.


  • **FILE** Rep. Frank R. Wolf

    State Department dodges hearing on U.S. pastor detained in Iran

    A Republican lawmaker expressed shock that State Department officials dodged a Friday hearing to discuss the ongoing saga of imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini.


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