Watch: special report on Pastor Saeed featuring in person interviews with his wife Naghmeh and footage of Saeed’s 6 year old daughter and 4 year old son.
Saeed’s Orphanage in Iran, the Hidden Casualty of his Wrongful Imprisonment
Not only is an American family without their husband and father, Iranian orphans are also being negatively impacted by the unlawful imprisonment of Pastor Saeed Abedini. Pastor Saeed was arrested on one of his many trips in recent years to Iran where he was working to establish an orphanage (pictured above) to help children in need. Now, because Saeed is wrongfully imprisoned, this orphanage can’t open. The dozen children this orphanage was intended to house and care for are left without a home.
The sad irony is that Saeed actually had the permission of the Iranian government to establish this orphanage in Iran. He had been working directly with the Iranians ensure that his worked complied with Iranian law and was authorized. The purpose of this particular trip was to gain approval for the last board member for the orphanage. Many children in Iran, as in all parts of the world, experience the devastation of being left without family to care for them. Pastor Saeed’s passion was to ensure that children in his native country had the care they desperately need. That has now been put in jeopardy by Saeed’s wrongful conviction and imprisonment. These children deserve better. Saeed deserves better.
CLARIFICATION OF FALSE RUMORS THAT ARE BEING SPREAD!
There has been some confusion between Pastor Nadarkhani (an Iranian citizen living in Iran) who has been released from prison and American Pastor Saeed Abedini who is still in the brutal Evin prison. Please be sure to share about Pastor Saeed and the difference between the two! Also, there have been reports of Pastor Nadarkhni’s death, which some have thought was Saeed. These reports are NOT true. Pastor Nadarkhani is still alive!
IRAN | Pastor Nadarkhani Still Alive
March 8.2013 Christian Solidarity Worldwide is refuting claims that Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has been executed in Iran. Reports alleging that Pastor Nadarkhani had been hanged, initially surfaced last week and resurfaced on March 8. Pictures purporting to show a man being hanged are being attributed as evidence of the pastor’s death. The man in these pictures is not Pastor Nadarkhani, and CSW’s sources have confirmed he is still alive.
On Sept. 8, 2012, a court in Rasht acquitted Pastor Nadarkhani of apostasy but sentenced him to three years for evangelizing Muslims. Since he had already spent close to three years in Lakan Prison, the pastor was released after posting bail. He was returned to prison on Dec. 25, 2012 on the orders of prison authorities and released again on Jan. 7, 2013.
CSW’s Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas said, “While we are relieved to report that Pastor Nadarkhani is alive, we urge caution in circulating rumors which must be deeply distressing for his family, his congregation and for many around the world who continue to pray for him. Given their possible ramifications, it is vital that reports of such a serious nature are stringently verified before dissemination.” Source