Pastor Saeed Abedini's Wife: Iranian Captors Torturing Him

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 06:46 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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The wife of Saeed Abedini — the Iranian-American pastor imprisoned in Iran for allegedly trying to convert Islamic youths to Christianity — says her husband is being brutally tortured behind bars.

"He needs to be treated for internal injuries that occurred because of beatings in the prison and he has yet to be treated," Naghmeh Abedini told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"He's been taken to the hospital, and recently he was taken again, but not treated and chained and shackled and really dealt with harshly and being forced … back to the prison without being treated."

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It has been nearly two years since Abedini was thrown in an Iranian prison after his arrest and his wife believes the Obama administration has not put enough pressure on Iran to get him released.

"I do believe that if this was a priority, this religious freedom issue, that he would be home by now," she said.

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"[He is] suffering just because of his Christian faith, and a lot of countries have spoken out. I just came back from Geneva at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy and so a lot of countries are saying this is not right.

"I believe if our government is serious about this, then we should be seeing results. I'm hoping … that our government will pursue every avenue to bring him home quickly and he doesn't have to stay there another year or even another month."

Abedini, a former Muslim who converted to Christianity in 2000, met and married his wife Naghmeh, an American citizen, two years later.

He is serving eight years in prison, accused of undermining Iranian national security with his Christian evangelical activities.

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