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Endure for Saeed 5K Run/Walk in Boise will benefit imprisoned pastor, Iranian refugees

A run/walk to help keep a spotlight on the plight of a Boise pastor imprisoned in Iran has been organized for Saturday morning (July 20).

Saeed Abedini, 33, was imprisoned in September. He was convicted in January of “threatening the national security of Iran” because of his involvement in Christian home churches in the early 2000s. Abedini was in Iran last summer to visit family and build an orphanage.

The Endure for Saeed 5K Run/Walk will also raise money to aid Iranian refugees who had to flee their country because of their Christian faith. Many refugees flee to Turkey, but Turkish law prevents them from working.

The run / walk will begin at 8 a.m. at the Gene Harris Bandshell in Boise’s Julia Davis Park. Registration for the event is $15 for individuals and $40 for families (regardless of size). The event will feature live music, activities for kids, and a free boxed lunch donated by Chick-Fil-A.

For more details and to register online, visit this Web site www.endureforsaeed.org

Background on Abedini’s arrest, imprisonment and life in Boise

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