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Save American Pastor Abedini's life by getting him released Iran's prison!

    1. Shirleane Abbott
    2. Petition by

      Shirleane Abbott

      Boise, ID

September 2012 Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American, was imprisoned after visiting family in Iran for simply exercising freedom of religion: Christianity.  At prison he has already been beaten, threatened at knife point by other prisoners, malnourished, denied medical care and the risk to his life increases the longer he is there!  

Recent signatures


    1. Naghmeh asks:

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      Saeed's injuries from a recent beating put his health in the worst Vinton yet! Naghmeh asks us to write Saeed. It has made a huge difference with past Christian Iranian prisoners.US international postage increased from $1.10 to $1.15 - will send a letter to:
      Saeed Abedini,
      Zendane Rajaee Shahr,
      Bulvare Moazen
      Karaj, Iran

    2. Obama publicly calls for Pastor Saeed's release!!

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      From Naghmeh Abedini: Breaking news!
      Breaking: Obama publicly calls for the release of Saeed Abedini at National Prayer Breakfast in Washington!!!

      Thank you for your prayers!

    3. Letter campaign to continue until Saeed's return!

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer
      Write A Letter To Pastor Saeed Abedini Imprisoned In Iran For His Faith In Christ

      American pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen has been imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith, since September 2012. Practically without representation, the Iranian government sentenced Pastor Saeed to eight years in prison after convicting him of "undermining" the government by spreading his religious beliefs. Saeed had previously worked with house churches in Iran.

    4. Reached 1,500 signatures
    5. Voices are being heard more action needed!!

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      Update on Saeed! Our prayers and public voices are being heard. Naghmeh says: His parents in Iran were able to visit him today. We would appreciate your continued prayers for his health and release from Iranian prison.


      Saeed Moved to Political Prisoner Ward

      American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been wrongfully imprisoned in Iran for more than a year because of his Christian faith, has been moved from the murderer ward to the political prisoner ward in Rajai Shahr Prison. Make no mistake; Pastor Saeed is still in the deadliest prison in Iran facing deteriorating medical conditions.

    6. January 7th Social Media Day of Action & Whitehouse Vigil #SaveSaeed

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      Social Media Day of Action January 7th join at https://m.facebook.com/events/1394552717462457/ and Starting on January 13th, daily noon rally at the White House until Saeed is home! Join at https://www.facebook.com/events/1388621551388405/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

      #SaveSaeed Social Media Day

      Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.

    7. Tommorow 12/4 Worldwide Day of Action for Saeed-Join & invite

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      In a unified effort to reach a maximum amount of awareness in one tremendous effort, people all over the world will take a short amount of time to raise awareness of Saeed's situation through every form of social media etc. You can send out (twitter, facebook or other) the ACLJ petition "Be Heard Project", contact legislatures, share this petition or more if you like. The event organizer will post recommendations once you join. Simply inviting your friends to this event would multiply it's impact. You can find the event with details on Facebook: #freesaeed / #savesaeed or at this link https://www.facebook.com/events/451324411638963/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

    8. Threatened at knife point, robbed, malnourished, degenerating health!!!

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      Join the world in a media blitz tommorow 12/4. We will be using all of our social media and other resources to get the word on in one concerted effort. Saeed's life hangs in the balance, it is a miracle he has lived!!! Public awareness has been historically the best way families have saved their loved one's imprisoned in Iran. 15 minutes of effort can go a long ways, even more if you have the time. I will follow this up with a link to the organizer of the 12/4 media blitz. http://aclj.org/iran/american-pastor-saeed-abedini-robbed-life-threatened-knifepoint-health-deteriorates-deadly-iranian-prison

      Pastor Saeed Robbed & Life Threatened

      American Pastor Saeed Abedini not only faces deadly conditions in Iran's Rajai Shahr prison, but we can now confirm that he faces direct threats on his life from other prisoners. Pastor Saeed's Iranian family was able to visit him yesterday - the second visitation allowed since he was transferred to the deadly new prison last month.

    9. Saeed allowed visitors, life still in immediate danger!!

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      There is a new petition "beheard" on the ACLJ website. Worldwide outcry appearing to have some impact as Saeed's Iranian family was able to see him face to face for the first time since his transfer. Saeed is in a 3x3 meter cell with murderers and rapists. Many people are murdered by the other cell mates there. He is still denied medication needed to treat injuries caused by captors. http://aclj.org/iran/pastor-saeed-alive-held-deadly-iranian-prison-iranian-family-allowed-visitation

      Pastor Saeed Alive But Held in Deadly Prison

      For the first time since he was abruptly transferred from Evin Prison to Rajai Shahr Prison earlier this month, American Pastor Saeed Abedini was allowed visitation with his Iranian family. This is a positive sign that international pressure continues to work to keep Pastor Saeed alive.

    10. Urgent: new petition Saeed's seen 2 murders already

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      Petition to update the President & Secretary of state, requesting urgent action. The new prison is even worse, murderers & rapists are sent there, most "dissappear" after tranafer http://beheardproject.com/saeed

      Saeed Abedini

      An American Pastor in an Iranian Prison

    11. Urgent; Saeed's life in danger, transfered to worst prison!

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      Saeed transfered to prison where people are sent to "dissappear". http://aclj.org/iran/american-pastor-saeed-abedini-life-in-danger?sf19076754=1

      Immediately Intervene to Save Saeed

      have signed the Petition online Pastor Saeed's life is in danger. He has been transferred to a deadly cell block in one of Iran's most dangerous and obscure prisons. He is no longer sharing a cell with political prisoners but with murders.

    12. Reached 1,000 signatures
    13. Prayer Vigils to be held 9/26/13 Worldwide!!

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      Naghmeh Abedini
      Hi All,

      Here is a link that has the most up to date cities, locations and times that are holding the September 26, 2013 prayer Vigil. If you are interested in adding your city to the list and helping coordinate the prayer vigil in your city, please PRIVATE Message me as I am not able to read all of your comments. Thank you! Love you all!




    14. Near Gainesville FL?: Naghmeh speaking 6/16 10 am

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      From Naghmeh wife of Saeed: Go Gators! I am here at Gainesville, Florida with my beautiful friend and pastorss wife getting ready to speak at the Hilton conference center tomorrow (June 16) at 10 AM. Join me if you can.

    15. Washington DC: If in driving distance, join a historic global event!

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      On Thursday, June 13, at 12:00 P.M to 1:00 P.M., people of faith and good will from around the world will be gathering at their local Iranian Embassies in support of Pastor Saeed and all those who are being persecuted for their faith and religious beliefs.

      So if you are in driving distance or work in Washington, D.C., we invite you to join us for this historic global event!

      The Iranian Interests Section is located at 2209 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007. There is on-street parking.


    16. Florida: Naghmeh (Saeed's wife speaking 6/16

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      From Naghmeh: Next week this time on I will be speaking at the University of Florida Hilton Conference Center at Gainesville, Florida on June 16 at 10 AM. Please join me if you are in that area.

      Thank you to pastor Chris Chrisopulos and Shari Chrisopulos for being such an amazing support to our family and doing what you can to get the word out. Thank you for your continued love and support. God Bless you.

    17. State Department reports on efforts being made.

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer
      Crapo to State Department: What is Being Done to Obtain Saeed Abedini's Release?

      June 4, 2013 -- Senator Crapo seeks answers on imprisoned Boise pastor, Saeed Abedini, at a U.S. Senate Banking Hearing. Senator Crapo questioned the Under Secretary for Political Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, Wendy Sherman, about the Iranian government holding Abedini captive and the status of his safe return home.

    18. Presentation by Naghmeh to the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      From Naghmeh: My speech at the UN today. I did not get to finish my actual speech as I only had two minutes to speak and I felt by the Lord to finish with the Gospel message as an Ambassador of Christ. The seeds of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was planted. The Lord will do the rest. Thank you for your prayers.

      Naghmeh Abedini at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

      Pastor Saeed's wife spoke at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva pleading his case.

    19. Near DC June 13th? Join the demonstration @ Pakistan Embassy.

      Shirleane Abbott
      Petition Organizer

      A peaceful demonstration against Iran's Human Rights abuses, particularly against Christian pastors held in their prisons like Saeed Abedini, Naghmeh Abedini's husband, will be taking place on June 13th at Noon at the Pakistani Embassy on 2209 Wisconsin Ave NW in Washington, DC.

      The Iranian Consulate Interest office is located in the Pakistani Embassy. The ACLJ (Jay Sekulow's legal group) and Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition are expected to be supporting the rally.

      Please pass this on to friends in the DC area. We are seeking to get as many people to the location on June 13th as possible.

      You may go to the Facebook page, Standing together for Human Rights in Iran, for confirmation of the effort although the actual location in DC is not posted there yet - at this time. If you'd like any personal communication with organizers, just message them on that facebook page.


    Reasons for signing

    • Belinda Morales HENDERSON, NC
      • 11 days ago

      I am a christian and we have the right to share our faith with whom ever or where ever God leads us.God please bring Pastor Abedini home to his family in Jesus name,Amen!

      • 14 days ago

      He needs to get medical care and be back with his family.

    • yasmin khadembashi AUSTRALIA
      • 24 days ago

      i am an iranian

    • Sara Clark OPELIKA, AL
      • about 1 month ago

      I believe the Holy Spirit has impressed me to help in any way I can.

    • Betty Jones PANAMA CITY, FL
      • about 1 month ago

      Because Pastor Abedini is my brother in our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus


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