WASHINGTON — Calls for U.S. action continue after an Iranian court rejected an appeal from Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran for his religious work in the country.
“The news out of Iran is devastating to our family,” Naghmeh Abedini, wife of the pastor, said in an Aug. 26 statement.
“From past cases, we know that the decision to release my husband lies solely at the mercy of the supreme leader,” she said. “It is imperative in the coming days, weeks and months that we remain vigilant to call for Pastor Saeed’s release. This includes continuing to put pressure on Iran from the U.S. government and governments around the world.”
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