Pastor Saeed Abedini has been released from an Iranian Jail. CNN reported the story.
They wrote about him:
Abedini, an Iran native and convert to Christianity, was arrested in 2012 and convicted the next year on charges of attempting to undermine the Iranian government. He had been sentenced to eight years in prison.
His arrest came three years after he had been arrested by Iranian authorities and later released after agreeing to stop organizing churches in homes. His 2012 arrest came during a trip to help build a state-run secular orphanage.
The American Center for Law and Justice, a Washington-based group dedicated to protecting religious and constitutional freedoms, reported that Abedini has endured torture during his imprisonment and was beaten by fellow prisoners in June. He suffered injuries to his face during that incident, the center reported.
This is incredible news and it is also very unlikely considering the fact that they tortured him for many years. Pastors around the country tweeted out their thankfulness to God
Just heard that Pastor Saeed was released. Answered prayer after many years
— Jesse Johnson (@jarbitro) January 16, 2016
It is reported that American Pastor,Saeed Abedini has been released from Prison in Iran! This is an answered prayer! pic.twitter.com/3mlvngoUhO
— Greg Laurie (@greglaurie) January 16, 2016
Pastor Saeed Abedini and three other Americans have been released from captivity in Iran. https://t.co/VnEfXM9RV8
— Denny Burk (@DennyBurk) January 16, 2016
Reports are that American pastor Saeed Abedini is to be released from Iranian prison. Thank God.
— Russell Moore (@drmoore) January 16, 2016
Saeed Abedini, who has been imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith, has been released along with the other three Americans. #PraiseGod
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) January 16, 2016
Let’s thank the Lord for this provision and pray that pastor Saeed continues to faithfully preach the gospel. Let’s also pray for the church in Iran who goes through daily persecution that the Lord would strengthen them as well.