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According to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), Pastor Saeed Abedini – a US citizen facing a lengthy prison sentence in Iran because of his Christian faith – has spoken out in a letter from prison. The 32-year-old Pastor Saeed stated that the conditions inside Evin Prison are “so very difficult that my eyes get blurry, my body does not have the strength to walk, and my steps become very weak and shaky.”

Pastor Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, who has been prohibited from speaking with her husband by phone, knows that what her husband calls the ‘dark house of Evin Prison’ is taking a significant toll on him. ‘Our primary concern is for his health and well-being with each passing day. We know that while he is very weak physically, Saeed is strong in his faith. His situation is dire and with the continued abuse and death threats, we are not sure how long Saeed will survive these horrendous conditions in prison.’

Pastor Saeed confirmed that Iranian officials are trying to get him to recant his Christian faith – something that he says he will never do. ‘They are only waiting for one thing…for me to deny Christ,’ wrote Pastor Saeed. ‘But they will never get this from me.’

The ACLJ is working with the US government, the United Nations, and the European Union to secure Pastor Saeed’s freedom. Source: Assist News Service