The wife of the Iranian-American pastor held in Iran, along with U.S. attorneys representing the family, have traveled to Geneva and will present his case to the United Nations Human Rights Council Monday, urging the organization to push harder for the pastor’s immediate release.
Saeed Abedini, the 33-year-old Idaho resident serving an eight-year prison term in Tehran’s infamous Evin prison for his Christian faith, left behind two young children and his wife Naghmeh, who has been tirelessly telling his story to various media outlets and testifying before government officials in hopes that her husband will soon come home.
He reportedly has suffered serious injuries, including internal bleeding from brutal prison beatings and torture.
“He has been in that brutal prison long enough. He hasn’t broken any laws. It’s not just Saeed, there are many others. They are being persecuted because of their beliefs, and I hope this hearing sheds light on other cases as well,” said Naghmeh Abedini in an exclusive interview with Fox News.
She has not had any communication with her husband since early January, when family members in Iran received their weekly call from Abedini and patched her and their children into the phone conversation.