Nagmeh Abedini made that plea Thursday, December 12 at a House committee hearing on Capitol Hill. Several media outlets also sought interviews and comments from Mrs. Abedini and her Attorney Jordan Sekulow (ACLJ.org).
The hearing focused primarily on the plight of her husband, Pastor Saeed Abedini, a native-born Iranian who eventually became a naturalized U.S. citizen.
[The open cases of two other American hostages, Robert Levinson (former FBI) and Amir Hekmati (former Marine), were briefly mentioned as needing the U.S. Government’s urgent attention also. The general plight of Iranian dissidents and the persecuted Christian church in the Middle East was also addressed by expert human rights witnesses.]
In the summer of 2012, Pastor Abedini traveled without his family to Iran to help start an orphanage for Iranian children. While there, he was arrested and charged with being a “threat to Iran’s national security.” Mrs. Abedini stated her husband was arrested for being a Christian and an American.
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