A Boise pastor imprisoned in Iran for his religious beliefs has been sentenced to eight years behind bars, multiple sources including the U.S. State Department confirmed Sunday. About three years ago, after being arrested in his native Iran, Pastor Saeed Abedini agreed to no longer do missionary work there. He returned nine times to conduct non-religious, humanitarian work. Most recently, Abedini traveled to Iran last Summer to help build an orphanage. However, on that trip he was arrested by Iran's Revolutionary Guard. Family, friends, and supporters of Abedini were on pins and needles this week, waiting for the results of his trial in Iran. He's accused of threatening that nation's security with his previous missionary work/Justin Corr, KTVB. More here.
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