By Stoyan Zaimov
U.S. Pastor Saeed Abedini is reportedly receiving death threats from ISIS jihadists at the Iranian prison where he is being held.
The militants have said that they will kill him because of his Christian faith, the American Center for Law and Justice reported in a press release. Abedini, who is being held at Rajai Shahr prison, spoke of the death threats with family members earlier this week.
While the ISIS militants are apparently being held in a separate section of the prison ward, they have managed on several occasions to make their way to the pastor’s section on their way back from the prison yard, forcing Abedini to hide.
Abedini is serving an eight year sentence in Iran. The ACLJ, which represents Abedini’s wife, Naghmeh, and their two young children in the U.S., has said that the pastor is being punished for his Christian faith.