When President Obama negotiated with Iran, he had an opportunity to secure the release of the American hostages being held and mistreated by the Iranian government. However, he did no such thing, and Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen and Christian pastor, is paying the price.
According to the American Center for Law and Justice,
"An Iranian human rights news source published this week that Pastor Saeed was again the victim of an aggressive inspection at the prison. Human Right Activists News Agency Iran reported on Wednesday that Pastor Saeed’s condition in Rajai Shahr prison was very worrisome and that on August 6th, prison guards raided Pastor Saeed’s prison cell again. The news agency reports that Saeed was the sole target of the raid and that the guards’ actions toward Pastor Saeed were dishonorable and harsh."
The ACLJ pleads with American and our Congress to demand the return of all our hostages:
"As Members of Congress are currently contemplating whether to approve or reject the Iranian nuclear deal, they must also be cognizant of the Americans being held hostage and targeted in Iranian prisons. Pastor Saeed is anything but political. Yet the Iranian regime continues to hold this innocent man hostage. We must send a message to Iran that Iran must immediately release Pastor Saeed and the other imprisoned Americans."
They are inviting each of us to sign the petition to tell President Obama we want Pastor Saaed brought home now. Please sign the petition here. It takes only a moment.
Thank you so much! Voice your prayers and concerns for our hostages in the comments!