Iran sentences American pastor Saeed Abedini to 8 years in prison

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posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 10:59 AM
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Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, an American imprisoned in Iran on charges of evangelizing, was sentenced this morning to eight years in prison. According to the American Center for Law and Justice, Abedini was verbally sentenced in Tehran by Judge Pir-Abassi, known as the “hanging judge,” to eight years in prison for threatening the national security of Iran through his leadership in Christian house churches. He will serve the time in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, known as one of the most brutal. The evidence, the ACLJ reports, was based on Abedini’s activities primarily during the early 2000s, when house churches were not considered a threat in Iran. Iran's state news agency reported Monday that Abedini, who was born in Iran but now lives in Idaho, would soon be free. But the report, which came on the first day of Abedini's trial, was seen by Abedini's wife, Naghmeh, as just another cruel manipulation. “This is all a lie by the Iranian media," Naghmeh Abedini said. "This has been a repeated promise by the Iranian regime since Saeed was first thrown in prison on Sept. 26, 2012. We have presented bail. After the judge told Saeed’s lawyer that bail was back on the table, the family in Tehran ran around in circles today to make sure Saeed was let out on bail. But again the bail officer rejected bail." She said her husband's attorney, Nasser Sarbazi, cautioned her that the report, first carried by the state-controlled ISNA news agency and picked up by The Associated Press, did not mean her husband was closer to freedom. Read more: www.foxnews.com...


How can anyone trust Iran, after something like this. First they sentence him to death, then the say he will be freed "soon", and now he is sentenced to 8 years in prison.
Now the obvious question. Will the United States publicly condemn this, or ask for him to be released? The second question. Will the United Nations act on this travesty?
I know what I think, but I'd like to hear ATS members on this. Let's keep in respectful. Thanks.




posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 11:07 AM
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Well, unlike the US which disappears people ( even its own citizens) to places like Guantanamo, or foreign countries like syria for rendition, in planes that later crash carrying tons of cocain, at least we know what has happened to him and where he is

Many inteligence assets are card carrying christians ( using the dupes they convert in actions against the host county is not unheard of), so claiming some sort of rightious indignation when they are being handled by a target contries justice system is Hypocritical in the extreme,(No?) especially when the US has admittedly been committing acts of war against Iran for years..( the Shaw, can we have our dron back please, and ooops we blew up your powerstatoin..etc)

How can you trust the US?
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I suppose the UN could act like it did in Lybia
you know by being used by the president as an excuse for superseding congress and all like they did before, and murdering a sovereign leader and installing a terrorist government connected to al ciaduh
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posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 11:38 AM
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So he goes over to Iran, breaks the law and is sentenced to prison and we are supposed to do what?
What, did he expect the US to bail him out?





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