WASHINGTON — Christian pastor Saeed Abedini’s sentence of eight years in prison by an Iranian judge for allegedly threatening local security with his leadership of house churches has been met with harsh criticism.
“This is a real travesty — a mockery of justice,” said Jordan Sekulow, the director of the American Center for Law and Justice, which represents Abedini’s family living in the U.S.
“Iran has not only abused its own laws, it has trampled on the fundamentals of human rights. We call on the citizens of the world to rise up in protest. We call on governments around the world to stand and defend Pastor Saeed.”
On Jan. 27 judge Pir-Abassi of the Iranian Revolutionary Court...READ MORE