American Pastor Saeed Abedini has been severely abused by Iranian intelligence officers during interrogation at the Rajaei Shar Prison in Karaj, Iran.
Saeed was also threatened with new charges that would extend his imprisonment beyond the eight years he currently faces.
The 26 September marked the third anniversary of his imprisonment in Iran.
During a family visitation last Wednesday, Saeed was able to relay to his family still in Iran some of the details of what he suffered the day before. Intelligence officers repeatedly used a taser stun gun on Saeed. They also threatened to add new criminal charges to his case, accusing him of political statements actions against the government of Iran.
“Pastor Saeed denied all of these allegations, and once again asserted that he is apolitical and that he has never threatened the security of, made any statements against, or taken any action against the Government of Iran,” said the American Center for Law and Justice, which represents the Abedini family.
As of the beginning of 2015, Saeed was one of more than 90 Christians who were either currently in prison or awaiting trial for charges related to their faith, according to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Source: International Christian Concern
- Pray for healing of Saeed as he continues to face abuse and torture at the hands of Iranian authorities.
- Pray that the peace of God which passes all understanding will guard Saeed’s heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
- Pray for Saeed’s release from prison and the opportunity to be reunited with his family.