American pastor Saeed Abedini has reportedly been “viciously beaten” by fellow prisoners in an unprovoked attack in the Iranian prison where he’s being held. The pastor was punched in the face, leaving his eyes beaten black and blue, but prison guards intervened and prevented further injury.
Abedini was allowed to see a prison doctor, who determined that he does not have any broken bones. On Wednesday, he was able to see a family member who came to visit him and see his injuries first hand.
“It is heartbreaking to me and my family that Saeed was again beaten in prison. Saeed’s life is continuously threatened not only because he is an American, but also because he is a convert from Islam to Christianity. It’s time to get Saeed home before it is too late,” Naghmeh Abedini said in response to the news. (Thanks for Bill Koenig’s White House News)
Time to take a break from the news, wars, and craziness of this world and pray for this Pastor. He has been held in an Iranian jail for several years. Let’s lift him up and pray he would be released soon. A beating like the one he received can kill a man, and that is what these barbaric inmates want to ultimately do, kill him. We should write our elected officials and ask them to petition for Pastor Saeed’s release. L.A.