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Risch implores U.S. Secretary of State to help free Abedini

In a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Tuesday, Sen. Jim Risch urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to increase pressure on Iran to release Boisean Saeed Abedini. Abedini was imprisoned in September of 2012 for his involvement in Christian home

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ACLJ: Clemency possible for Abedini, Sen. Rand Paul sends letter to Iranian president

A conservative legal advocacy group that has been supporting the family of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini says Iranian officials are indicating clemency may be a possibility for the Boise man. The 33-year-old has been held in an Iranian prison since

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Clergy who support Abedini organize White House protests; wife of imprisoned pastor faces arrest

Pastors from all over the country plan to stage protests outside the White House to raise awareness of the continued incarceration of a Boise pastor in an Iranian prison, according to The Christian Broadcasting Network. Saeed Abedini, a 33-year-old Iranian-American,

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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

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

A conservative legal advocacy group that has been working diligently over the past year to get Saeed Abedini released from an Iranian prison said Sunday that the Obama Administration had “betrayed” the Boise pastor. A spokesman for the Washington, D.C.,-based

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Naghmeh Abedini tells NPR she’s ‘very hopeful’ husband Saeed home soon

Naghmeh Abedeni, the wife of jailed Boise pastor Saeed Abedini appeared in a seven-minute interview Sunday morning, saying, “I don’t give my kids a timeline, but I’m very hopeful that we would see him home soon.” She cited as signs of

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Supporters of Pastor Abedini protest outside Iranian embassies Thursday

One day before elections in Iran, protesters gathered Thursday outside Iranian embassies around the world. Protesters called for Iran to release Boise Pastor Saeed Abedini, who was imprisoned in September. He was convicted in January of “threatening the national security

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