By Christian News Wire
For over a year two American citizens have been imprisoned in foreign countries in direct violation of their human rights. Saeed Abedini of Idaho, held in Iran, and Kenneth Bae of Washington, held by North Korea. Both men are in prison for their Christian faith. Our Administration has failed to secure their release.
In July 2012, 33-year-old Saeed Abedini was imprisoned in Iran for the simple crime of being a Christian. Kenneth Bae, a 44-year-old missionary, was arrested in the repressive nation of North Korea in November 2012, and convicted of committing “hostile acts against the republic” in May 2013.
While Christian Freedom International spent much of the last year raising awareness of the plight of both men with ongoing prayer alerts and updates, we have determined to extend our efforts on behalf of Abedini and Bae to the fullest extent.
Christian Freedom International President Jim Jacobson has called the long-term imprisonment of these American Christians “shameful” and a “national embarrassment.” Momentum has finally begun to build. Now is the time to speak out, to bring pressure for action, to be a voice for what is right.
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