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American Protestant pastor imprisoned in Iran

December 20, 2012

The Iranian government has jailed a Protestant minister who is a US citizen.

Rev. Saeed Abedini, who was born in Iran but now lives in the US with his wife and 2 children, was arrested while he was visiting relatives in Iran. He was seized by the Revolutionary Guard as he prepared the leave the country, and faces criminal charges for his contacts with Iran’s underground Christian churches.


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