The national security charges leveled against Mr. Abedini are bogus and are a typical tactic by the Iranian government to masquerade the real reason for the charges: to suppress religious belief and activity of which the Iranian government does not approve.Abedini apparently is scheduled to come before Revolutionary Court judge Pir-Abbassi next week. The judge is known for swift trials and harsh penalties.
Friday, January 18, 2013
USCIRF Calls on Iran To Release American Pastor Held On National Security Charges
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued a press release on Wednesday calling for the government of Iran to release Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedeni who was arrested in September for his involvement with the underground house church movement. According to USCIRF: