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American Pastor Saeed Abedini Attacked & Beaten by Fellow Prisoners

American Pastor Saeed Abedini Attacked & Beaten by Fellow Prisoners

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ Wednesday of last week, fellow prisoners viciously beat American Pastor Saeed Abedini in prison. Unprovoked, fellow prisoners  attacked Pastor Saeed as he attempted to leave his cell, punching him in the face near his left eye and nose.  In addition to physically beating the persecuted pastor, prisoners demolished a small [...]

Demanding Pastor Saeed’s Freedom

Demanding Pastor Saeed’s Freedom

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ Moments ago, our team at the United Nations (U.N.) presented an oral intervention before the U.N. Human Rights Council on behalf of imprisoned Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini. Our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), made the presentation on behalf of Pator Saeed – a U.S. citizen [...]

Pastor Saeed Writes Heartbreaking Christmas Letter

Pastor Saeed Writes Heartbreaking Christmas Letter

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ American Pastor Saeed Abedini – a U.S. citizen imprisoned for his Christian faith – has written a heartbreaking letter from his prison cell. He talks about both the difficulty of spending Christmas trapped in a cold dark prison cell and how his faith in Christ is carrying him through this difficult time. He [...]

Pastor Saeed Abedini: Beaten and Forcibly Removed From Hospital & Returned to Iranian Prison

Pastor Saeed Abedini: Beaten and Forcibly Removed From Hospital & Returned to Iranian Prison

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ After spending two months in an Iranian hospital, we learned today that Pastor Saeed Abedini was removed from the hospital and taken back to Rajai Shahr Prison. The transfer came without any advance notice and family members in Iran confirmed that he was severely beaten at the hospital and then forcibly returned to [...]

American Pastor Saeed Writes Easter Message From Prison In Iran

American Pastor Saeed Writes Easter Message From Prison In Iran

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ American Pastor Saeed Abedini wrote the following Easter message from his hospital room serving an eight year sentence for his Christian faith in Iran. Crucifying the resurrected “self” with Christ and resurrects our death faith with Christ. Happy Resurrection Day. On the Eve of Good Friday and Easter I was praying [...]

US Pastor Saeed Remains in Iranian Hospital, Instead of Prison

US Pastor Saeed Remains in Iranian Hospital, Instead of Prison

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ American Pastor Saeed Abedini remains in a hospital room instead of a prison cell.  As we reported in mid-March, Pastor Saeed was taken from Rajai Shahr Prison to a hospital where he has received and continues to receive medication. Family members reported that a physician actually examined him yesterday. He is still [...]

ACLJ Defends the American Flag in the Ninth Circuit

ACLJ Defends the American Flag in the Ninth Circuit

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional law, is urging a federal appeals court to reconsider a ruling backing a decision by a California high school to ban the American flag. The ACLJ has filed an amicus brief – on behalf of 20 members of Congress and more than 84,000 Americans – [...]

Congress Reminds India of the Importance of its Religious Plurality

Congress Reminds India of the Importance of its Religious Plurality

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ This year, as the people of India prepare to elect a new Prime Minister, the United States House of Representatives is reminding the nation not to forget about its religious minorities. On November 18, 2013, Congressman Joseph Pitts introduced House Resolution 417, which expresses Congress’ support for India as a [...]

A Dozen Democrat Senators Now Demand Delay of ObamaCare

A Dozen Democrat Senators Now Demand Delay of ObamaCare

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ One by one key Senate Democrats are joining Senator Ted Cruz and others on the right in calling for a delay of the ObamaCare individual mandate. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is drafting a bill to delay the mandate by at least a year. Ten other Democrat Senators have signed a letter to Secretary Sebelius – the top Obama [...]

Breaking: World War 2 Memorial Opening to First Amendment Activities

Breaking: World War 2 Memorial Opening to First Amendment Activities

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ Last week when I tried to walk onto the World War 2 memorial I was abruptly escorted out by the police (see the picture below). I was not alone, as I witnessed veterans of the Iraq War and other wars denied access to the memorial. This act blatantly violated my First Amendment rights and the rights of the veterans and other [...]

Eye-Opening Emails from IRS: Tea Party “Very Dangerous”

Eye-Opening Emails from IRS: Tea Party “Very Dangerous”

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ It always seems to come down to the emails. Now, we are learning even more troubling facts about how the Internal Revenue Service specifically targeted Tea Party groups and why these conservative groups were singled out for illegal and unlawful treatment. The latest revelations come from emails sent by Lois Lerner, [...]

State Dept. & White House Condemn Iran, Call for Release of Saeed

State Dept. & White House Condemn Iran, Call for Release of Saeed

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ Very important developments in Washington today concerning the case of American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is imprisoned – and current whereabouts unknown – in Iran because of his Christian beliefs. After more than 235,000 petition signatures, dozens of ACLJ media appearances, tireless efforts from his wife, Naghmeh, [...]

Saeed’s Whereabouts Unknown to Family, Raises Concerns

Saeed’s Whereabouts Unknown to Family, Raises Concerns

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ Iranian guards turned away the family of American Pastor Saeed Abedini this morning when they attempted to visit him in Evin Prison.  They were told Saeed was not there. On Monday, the first day of his trial and the only day he was allowed to be present and make a defense, Pastor Saeed’s attorney, Dr. Naser Sarbazi, [...]

Saeed’s Bail Rejected – Will Iran Uphold Religious Liberty?

Saeed’s Bail Rejected – Will Iran Uphold Religious Liberty?

Pastor Saeed Abedini with his children during better times JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ Today Pastor Saeed Abedini appeared before Judge Pir-Abassi in Branch 26 of the Iranian Revolutionary Courts.  The prosecutor charged Pastor Saeed with attempting to undermine the Iranian government by creating a network of Christian house churches. The court [...]

49 Members of House and Senate Urge State Department Action on Saeed’s Behalf

49 Members of House and Senate Urge State Department Action on Saeed’s Behalf

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ 37 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 12 U.S. Senators sent letters to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on behalf of Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith. We are grateful to these 49 Members of Congress who are willing to take a stand, with thousands of [...]

NSC: “Release” American Citizen Saeed Abedini “Immediately”

NSC: “Release” American Citizen Saeed Abedini “Immediately”

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ The U.S. Government has for the first time provided a public statement demanding the “release” of Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen facing trial in Iran next week for his religious beliefs. The National Security Council (NSC), from within the White House, released a paper statement this morning to those who [...]

Religious Freedom Day But Not for Pastor Saeed

Religious Freedom Day But Not for Pastor Saeed

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ Today is Religious Freedom Day.  As President Obama proclaimed, “Today, we also remember that religious liberty is not just an American right; it is a universal human right to be protected here at home and across the globe.” However, today, an American pastor, Saeed Abedini, is in prison in Iran facing a trial next [...]

Why Christian Conservatives Oppose Chuck Hagel’s Nomination

Why Christian Conservatives Oppose Chuck Hagel’s Nomination

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ It is unquestionable that the Secretary of Defense is one of the most important cabinet level positions in any presidential administration. With Iran quickly pursuing nuclear weapons, Israel under constant threat from terrorists, and growing instability in the Middle East, the secretary must be someone who understands these [...]

Iran Pursues Sham Trial Against American Pastor in One Week

Iran Pursues Sham Trial Against American Pastor in One Week

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ American Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Iranian lawyer was finally permitted to see Saeed’s court file.  What he discovered is that Pastor Saeed’s trial has been set for January 21, 2013, one week from today. It is an outrage that Pastor Saeed’s trial date and charge against him would be withheld from his legal counsel [...]

State Department: “Serious Concerns” about Pastors Imprisonment

State Department: “Serious Concerns” about Pastors Imprisonment

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ Today, at its daily press briefing a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department spoke out for the first time about American Pastor Saeed Abedini who has been imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith. The State Department expressed its “serious concerns” about his fate and acknowledged that the sole reason for his [...]

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