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Fri., April 26, 2013, 4:59 p.m.

Boise Pastor Languishes In Iran Prison

Saeed Abedini is in a battle for his life. The 32-year-old has languished in Iran's notorious Evin Prison for more than 200 days, after being convicted of "threatening the national security of Iran" for his involvement in Christian home churches from 2000 to 2005. His parents are allowed to visit him weekly, and they say he's enduring beatings and other torture. He has suffered internal bleeding and needs medical treatment, according to the American Center for Law & Justice. Tiffany N. Barrans, international legal director for the nonprofit advocacy center, said it has petitioned to have the Red Cross come in as a third party to treat him. "That has not been granted by the Iranian authorities," Barrans said/Katy Moeller, Idaho Statesman. More here. (OpenDoorsUSA.org Photo of Saeed Abedini and his children)

Question: Are you outraged by the treatment Pastor Abedini is getting at the hands of the Iranians? Or simply shrug it off?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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