Saturday, January 19, 2013

Possible death sentence for Iranian Christian Pastor

Wife of Christian held in Iran waits as trial, possible death sentence looms

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    Nagameh Adedini seen here in this undated photo with husband Pastor Saeed Abedini. (Courtesy of ACLJ)
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    Pastor Saeed Abedini seen here with his wife Naghmeh and their two children in an undated photo. (Courtesy of ACLJ)
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As her husband's trial and possible death sentence looms, the wife of an American Christian pastor imprisoned in Iran for evangelizing clings to hope and prays for a miracle.
Naghmeh Abedini has been told by attorneys for her husband, Saeed, to expect the worst at Monday's trial, where the 32-year-old husband and father faces the capital charge of compromising national security. Supporters believe the charges are directly related to Abedini’s work nearly a decade ago starting a house church movement in Iran, and the judge he'll face, Abbas Pir-Abassi, is infamous for sending defendants to the gallows.
“When I do get to speak with him, I don’t even know what to say. What do you say when you only have four minutes?”
- Nagmeh Abedini, wife of American held in Iran
“There is a lot going through my mind. I can never clear my head. I only sleep two hours a night,” Naghmeh Abedini told by phone from her family's home near Boise. “Unfortunately, he has been set up for failure and a harsh sentence because of his beliefs. His attorney says that the court has gathered a large amount of evidence against him."

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