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ICYMI: Palin tweets about Boise pastor; Naghmeh Abedini on CNN

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is among those who have publicly questioned the Obama Administration’s pact with Iran — specifically that Boisean Saeed Abedini’s release from an Iranian prison was not part of the deal. On Sunday, she posted this tweet about the situation. It included this link to her daughter Bristol’s blog.

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Abedini, 33, who was imprisoned more than a year ago, was sentenced in January to serve eight years. He was convicted of undermining state security because of his involvement in Christian home churches in his native Iran. His wife, Naghmeh, and their two children are in Boise.

With assistance from the Washington, D.C.-based legal advocacy group American Center for Law & Justice, Naghmeh Abedini has worked tirelessly over the past year to pressure the Iranian government to release her husband. She appeared on CNN Monday.



Watch the video of that interview.



The Christian Post on Monday posted a story about the Christian Defense Coalition asking Americans to leave an empty seat at the Thanksgiving table to show solidarity with Saeed Abedini.Christian Post

“While Americans enjoy the blessings of spending Thanksgiving Day with family and friends, it is important to remember that millions around the world are being brutalized, persecuted and attacked for their Christian faith. Thousands are in prison,” the Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition told The Post. Here’s the full story.

Naghmeh Abedini did an interview with FOX News Radio. Here’s the link to that interview.




Here’s the petition calling for Abedini’s release.

Here are links to recent stories about Abedini:

Nov. 24: ACLJ: Obama betrayed Abedini by reaching Iran pact without securing Boisean’s freedom

Nov. 19: Idaho Pastor imprisoned in Iran granted visit from family

Oct. 10: European Parliament calls for release of Boise pastor from Iranian prison

Oct. 6: Naghmeh Abedini tells NPR she’s ‘very hopeful’ husband Saeed home soon

Sept. 27: Hundreds pray for jailed Boise pastor at Idaho Capitol

Sept. 25: Fight continues for Boise pastor held in Iran

Aug. 26: Imprisoned Boise pastor’s appeal rejected by Iranian court

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