Pastor Saeed Abedini

Pastor Saeed Abedini Faces Danger In Iranian Prison

American Pastor Saeed Abedini is facing grave danger in an Iranian prison. The 33-year-old father of two was arrested and sentenced to eight years in prison for practicing Christianity. Most recently, the Christian pastor was transferred to Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj. The prison is one of the most dangerous institutions in the world.

Abedini was originally incarcerated at Evin Prison in Tehran, among other inmates accused of political crime. Without warning or explanation, he was sent to a prison that houses some of Iran’s most violent criminals.

In addition to his sudden and unexpected transfer, he is being denied contact with his family. As reported by Washington Post, the transfer could cost the pastor his life.

Going to Karaj is a severe punishment… political prisoners have to share cells with dangerous criminals like murderers, rapists and drug addicts… many of them are condemned to death anyway. Murders or unexplained deaths are a regular occurrence.”

President Barack Obama discussed Pastor Saeed Abedini’s imprisonment with Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani. However, his pleas were ignored. The US Senate is currently working toward a resolution, which asks Iran’s government to release Abedini and “all other individuals detained on account of their religious beliefs.”

Pastor Saeed Abedini In Danger