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Saeed Abedini, an American citizen imprisoned in Iran for practising his Christian faith, has been moved from a murderers’ ward to one reserved for political prisoners; a slight improvement his supporters say is the first positive sign in his long and desperate legal battle.

Abedni, 33, a Christian pastor who lives in Idaho, USA with his wife and two sons, has been held in the Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj, Iran, which is known to house the country’s most violent criminals. He has served one year of his eight-year prison sentence.

“Make no mistake, Pastor Saeed is still in the deadliest prison in Iran facing deteriorating medical conditions,” the American Center for Law and Justice said in an online posting. The report pointed out that he has received better meals and the move also marks the first time in weeks that his family was able to visit him. However, it appears some of the recreational facility in the political ward have been closed since Abedni’s arrival, the report said.

Abedni’s family told the ACLJ that his health is deteriorating, he suffers serious abdominal pain and an Iranian doctor said he requires surgery. He reportedly suffered internal injuries from previous beatings while in captivity.

Source: Fox News

Prayer Points

  • Pray the Lord will provide physical healing for Pastor Saeed, whether it is through His miraculous hand or through the necessary medical treatment.
  • Ask the Lord to strengthen and sustain Pastor Saeed and his family, while he is in prison.
  • Pray the Lord will use the international attention of this case to secure Pastor Saeed’s release.