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American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is serving an eight-year prison term in Iran because of his Christian faith, has been suffering from internal bleeding for months – injuries received from beatings in prison.

A story by Jordan Sekulow for the American Centre for Law and Justice (ACLJ), said ‘in what could only be viewed as a cruel act of psychological abuse,’ prison officials took Pastor Saeed to a hospital last week – only to be turned away – and brought back to Evin prison without receiving medical treatment for his internal bleeding.

He was severely beaten the same day the prison officials took him to the hospital.

In addition to refusing to give Abedini necessary medical care, it now appears authorities are stepping up their physical abuse and psychological torture.

Abedini said that cell mates, ‘who appear to have connections to the Iranian intelligence police,’ recently threatened they would suffocate him in his sleep, making his death look like an accident.

The ACLJ said prison officials want Abedini to recant his faith in Christ. However, his faith remains strong.

Source: Assist News Service